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EDI Purchase Order Outbound (850/ORDERS) Is Failing With ORA-29280 Invalid Directory Path (Doc ID 1551967.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle EDI Gateway - Version to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In Oracle e-Commerce Gateway, Release 12.1.3, the "ECEPOO module: OUT: Purchase Order (850/ORDERS)" ends with errors.


ORACLE error 29280 in FDPSTP

Cause: FDPSTP failed due to ORA-29280: invalid directory path
ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_FILE", line 41
ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_FILE", line 478
ORA-06512: at "APPS.ECE_POO_TRANSACTION", line 240
ORA-06512: at line 1

Start of log messages from FND_FILE
Enter ECE_POO.Extract_POO_Outbound->08-MAY-2013 14:53:50
  cOutput_Path: ==>deoa3i
  cOutput_Filename: ==>POO0336.dat
  cPO_Number_From: ==>
  cPO_Number_To: ==>
  cCDate_From: ==>
  cCDate_To: ==>
  cPC_Type: ==>
  cVendor_Name: ==>
  cVendor_Site_Code: ==>
  v_debug_mode: ==>3
  iRun_id: ==>20337

When submitted with the Log Level for POO parameter set to "3", the additional errors are displayed at the bottom of the request log file:

  Program level POOB-10-1430: Please check the log file, correct the problem, and try again.
  SQL error message ORA-29280: invalid directory path.
  Program level POO-10-1040: Please check the log file, correct the problem, and try again.
  SQL error message ORA-20001: .

Steps To Reproduce

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. In Oracle Purchasing, create and approve a new purchase order for a supplier/site that is enabled for EDI POO transaction.
2. In e-Commerce Gateway, submit the 850 Purchase Order Outbound transaction. The program completes with the errors.

Business Impact

Due to this issue, users cannot communicate purchase orders to suppliers via EDI.


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