Error during Pre-Upgrade steps of 12.2 Upgrade “SEVERE: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup”
(Doc ID 2377375.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 11.2 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
While performing Database upgrade from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 DBUA fails during preupgrade steps with below error in the screenshot:
“SEVERE: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup”. The upgrade.xml file is not getting generated due to the error.
Upgrade Trace.log has below error stack:
Even manual method did not generate the upgrade.xml and failed with same error message.
Bug has been filed for the issue:
Bug 26163683 – PREUPGRADE.JAR FAILS SEVERE: THE CONTENT OF ELEMENTS MUST CONSIST OF WELL-FORMED.
A function used in preupgrade tool was emitting a query in a format that was causing translation problems in XML.
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