ORA-12705: Cannot Access NLS Data Files Or Invalid Environment Specified While Running Autoconfig (Doc ID 561422.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version 12.0.6 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.0 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 31-JAN-2013***


Symptoms

When attempting to run autoconfig on DB Tier it fails with errors. The following scripts fail with the same error.
afdbprf.sh
adcrobj.sh

This occurred after upgrade to R12 RUP4 <patch 6435000>. Autoconfig worked fine before this upgrade.


ERROR
SQLPLUS Executable : /oracle/product/10.2.0.3/COESTG/bin/sqlplus
SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.3.0 - Production on Thu Feb 28 23:50:47 2008
Copyright (c) 1982, 2006, Oracle. All Rights Reserved.

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



STEPS
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Upgrade to R12 RUP4 patch 6435000
2. Update DB TIer with new ad files via appsutil.zip
3. Run autoconfig on DB tier.

Cause

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