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Error: "Invalid database instance." When Attempting to Import or Export XML File in P6 (Doc ID 1475435.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 04, 2019

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 7.0 3.0 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 7.0 3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Users are unable to import or export XML files in P6 Professional.

The XML Log file displays:

com.primavera.common.exceptions.InvalidAuthenticationModeException: Invalid database instance. This can be caused by specifying an invalid database instance string or by specifying a database instance that connects to a database intended to be used with a different version of this product.




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