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 11.5.10.2 [Release 11.5 to 11.5.10]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 28-FEB-2013***

Symptoms

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(Vector.java:417)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiAreaInventory.mergeVerIndRep(OiiiAreaInventory.java:834)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiInstallInventory.mergeVerIndRep(OiiiInstallInventory.java:305)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiInstallAreaControl.saveInstallInventory(OiiiInstallAreaControl.java:1073)
at oracle.apps.ad.util.OUISetup.attachOracleHome(OUISetup.java:230)
at oracle.apps.ad.util.OUISetup.fixHomeIdx(OUISetup.java:348)
at oracle.apps.ad.util.OUISetup.main(OUISetup.java:1300)

Cause

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