Initializing BSP Fails With ORA-12505 Error When Using Oracle Cluster (RAC)

(Doc ID 1614235.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 02, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Financial Services Balance Sheet Planning - Version 6.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA)

Symptoms

On Oracle Financial Services Balance Sheet Planning (BSP) 6.1, Initializing BSP fails when using service name for Oracle (RAC) cluster. The following error occurs:

ERROR
java.sql.SQLException: Listener refused the connection with the following error:
ORA-12505, TNS:listener does not currently know of SID given in connect descriptor

The initialization is successful if specifying a SID.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1. Update odbc.ini and tnsnames.ora with service name for RAC instance.
2. Attempt to initialize BSP with the same.

Cause

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