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R12: AP: Unable to Create Employee Suppliers Due to Error java.sql.SQLException: Initialization failed (Doc ID 2023990.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 04, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Payables - Version 12.0.4 to 12.2.4 [Release 12.0 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 12.0.4 version,

When attempting to create Employee type suppliers,
the following error occurs.

You have encountered an unexpected error. Please contact the System Administrator for assistance
Exception Details.
oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.sql.SQLException: Initialization failed
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException.wrapperInvocationTargetException(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAUtility.invokeMethod(
at oracle.apps.fnd.framework.server.OAApplicationModuleImpl.invokeMethod(
at oracle.apps.pos.supplier.webui.SuppCrtCO.processFormRequest(

## Detail 0 ##
java.sql.SQLException: Initialization failed
at oracle.sql.NUMBER.(
at oracle.jbo.domain.Number.(
at oracle.apps.pos.supplier.server.ByrSuppAMImpl.createVendor(
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Log in Payables responsibility
2. Navigate to Supplier > Entry > Supplier
3. Create employee supplier ,enter the Employee Name and Operating Unit


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