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Error: "Unable To Connect to the database. Would You Like to Configure the Database Connection Now?" When Logging Into Project Management or Methodology Management (Doc ID 898606.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2023

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 5.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 5.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version and later
All Platforms


When logging into either the Project Management or Methodology Management client application, the following error is received:


"Unable to connect to the database.  Would you like to configure the database connection now?"



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In this Document
 Cause 1:  The database alias, used to connect to the database, is configured with incorrect server connection variables and must be updated.
 Cause 2:  The database engine is not started.
 Cause 3:  SQL SERVER ONLY - The SQL Server Browser is not running, preventing the SQL instance from being found.
 Cause 4:  OracleXE SERVER ONLY - The Standalone Wizard failed to create the P6 schema (database) within the Oracle XE database server.
 Cause 5: OracleXE SERVER ONLY -The P6 schema users are expired or locked.
 Cause 6: P6 Professional is configured to connect to an EPPM database using CloudConnect, but, P6 EPPM (including the P6ProCloudConnect managed server) is not running.
 Cause 7: P6 Professional was installed and configured as one user, but, another user logs in to use the program. Since the database alias gets written to the PrmBootStrapV2.xml in the user's AppData folder (who originally installed), the new user who logs into the machine and tries to login to P6 will get the reported error.
 Solution 1:  Configure / re-configure the database alias.
 Solution 2:  Start the database engine.
 Solution 3:  SQL SERVER ONLY - Start the SQL Server Browser.
 Solution 4:  OracleXE ONLY - Create an OracleXE database.
 Solution 5: OracleXE SERVER ONLY - Unlock the P6 schema users.
 Solution 6: Start the P6 EPPM and P6ProCloudConnect servers.
 Solution 7: Either configure the database connection logged in as the new user or copy the PrmBootStrapV2.xml from the configured user's Appdata folder to the user who has not been configured.

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