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Error during Pre-Upgrade steps of 12.2 Upgrade “SEVERE: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup” ,[INS-08109] (Doc ID 2377375.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 23, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 11.2 to 12.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While performing Database upgrade from 11.2.0.4 to 12.2.0.1, 12.2.0.1 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.

Changes

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.

Cause

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