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Checking in a File with the Same Name, Twice, into a Folder Fails with "Item with name '<filename>' already exists" (Doc ID 964537.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 10.0 to [Release 10gR3 to 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Trying to check in a file into a folder/collection that already contains an item with the same file name fails with  the following error message:

Invalid Metadata for '<ContentID>'. Item with name '<filename>' already exists in folder '<folderpath>'.

The Content Server log or error message detail may show the following stack trace:

intradoc.common.ServiceException: !csCollectionInvalidMeta,12345!csCollectionContentAlreadyExists,filename.txt,/foldername/at intradoc.server.ServiceRequestImplementor.buildServiceException( at intradoc.server.Service.buildServiceException( at intradoc.server.Service.createServiceExceptionEx( at intradoc.server.Service.createServiceException( at collections.CollectionUserHandler.canPlaceInCollection( at collections.CollectionUserHandler.canPlaceInCollection( at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(

This error can also occur when replicating content that is in a folder from one system to another. This usually due to content being contributed directly on the other system that is being replicated to.


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