ORACLE_HOME could not be registered in the Global Inventory

(Doc ID 298993.1)

Last updated on MAY 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Applications DBA - Version 11.5.7 to [Release 11.5 to 11.5.10]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 28-FEB-2013***


1. Applying <Patch 5035661> - 'UPGRADE OUI TO VERSION 2.2' on the database tier.
2. ORACLE_HOME seems to be present in the inventory.xml file.
3. However the patch fails with the following error :

Checking inventory ...
Updating registration of ORACLE_HOME in global inventory...

ERROR: The ORACLE_HOME could not be registered in the global inventory.
Please register the ORACLE_HOME and try again.

java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 14 &gt;= 7
at java.util.Vector.elementAt(
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiAreaInventory.mergeVerIndRep(
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiInstallInventory.mergeVerIndRep(
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiInstallAreaControl.saveInstallInventory(


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