DBCA Fails With Template Data Is Not In The Expected Format
(Doc ID 1970157.1)
Last updated on JULY 27, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Database Configuration Assistant - Version 220.127.116.11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
DBCA fails with "The template data is not in the expected format" (when choosing "Manage templates").
There are several bugs reported and the following workarounds mentioned in them were tried, however, the problem was not solved Example:
1-Remove <Variables> section manually from template
Referece Bug 19561020: BUG REPORT: VARIABLE SECTION IN TEMPLATE BUG IN DBCA SHIPPED WITH 18.104.22.168
which has been closed as duplicate of Bug 19406694 : DBCA FAILS TO VALIDATE THE CREATED TEMPLATE IF VARIABLES SECTION SPECIFIED fixed in 12.2 Future release
2-Remove this reuse tag from the template:
<reuse>true</reuse> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Remove this one
<image filepath="/oradata" name="control0.ctl"/>
Reference Bug 19596596: INVALID TEMPLATE FILE IN CREATING 22.214.171.124 DATABASE SILENTLY
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