Autoconfig Database Error after Database Upgrade: ORA-12705: Cannot Access NLS Data Files Or Invalid Environment Specified

(Doc ID 2165613.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 07, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Applications DBA - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 12.1.3 version, Upgrade related issues

During database upgrade project from RDBMS 11g to RDBMS 12cR1:
When attempting to run Autoconfig as per Step 27: Implement and run AutoConfig, from Note: Interoperability Notes EBS 12.0 or 12.1 with RDBMS 12cR1 (Doc ID 1524398.1),
the following error occurs.

[AutoConfig Error Report]
The following report lists errors AutoConfig encountered during each
phase of its execution. Errors are grouped by directory and phase.
The report format is:

 AutoConfig could not successfully execute the following scripts:
  Directory: /oracle/db/tech_st/ INSTE8_PRF 1

AutoConfig is exiting with status 3

---- started at Tue Jul 26 11:24:40 AST 2016

The environment settings are as follows ...

ORACLE_HOME : /oracle/db/tech_st/
PATH : /usr/bin:/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/home/oradb/.local/bin:/home/oradb/bin:/oracle/db/tech_st/
Library Path : /oracle/db/tech_st/

Executable : /oracle/db/tech_st/

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Tue Jul 26 11:24:40 2016

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Enter value for 1: Enter value for 2: Enter value for 3: ERROR:
ORA-12705: Cannot access NLS data files or invalid environment specified


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Perform the steps from Doc ID 1524398.1 -- up to (and including) Step 27: Implement and run AutoConfig

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot complete database upgrade.


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