Oracle TEXT Option is Greyed Out when Creating a Database using DBCA (Doc ID 1325145.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Oracle Text - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Symptoms

The Oracle Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.1 has been installed using the option 'Install Database Software Only'.
When the Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) is executed to create the database instance, the following wrong conditions are found:

- Step 2 of 12: Database Templates: it is available only the Custom Database option.
Clicking on Show Details button, the Template Details windows show Oracle Text as not selected (Selected=false).
- 'Step 8 of 12: Database Components' the  Oracle Text component is greyed out and its check box cannot be checked.
- After the creation of the database instance completes, the %ORACLE_HOME%/ctx/admin does not contain any script to perform a manual installation.

Cause

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