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During EBS DB 19c Upgrade Is Failing with ERRORMSG: Failed to read patch service name from DB context file. (Doc ID 2720206.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack - Version 12.2.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 12.2.7 version, Database for Application Technology

When attempting to upgrade the database to 19c multitenant, the following error occurs.

*******FATAL ERROR*******
PROGRAM : (/u01/install/APPS/19.0.0/appsutil/bin/
TIME : Wed Sep 23 19:16:16 2020
FUNCTION: main::getServiceNameFromCtx [ Level 1 ]
ERRORMSG: Failed to read patch service name from DB context file.


An Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) cloned environment was created with the name 'PATCH'

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. following Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (Doc ID 2552181.1)
2. Trying step 2.5 Convert Database to Multitenant Architecture, 6. Run the post PDB script
3. $ perl $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/bin/ ...


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