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AutoPatch error: Product abbreviation too long (max is 4) after installed Custom Top(Xxfnd) with product abreviation > 4 characters. Can'T Use Adpatch Until Deactivating Xxfnd_top (Doc ID 781525.1)

Last updated on APRIL 15, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Applications DBA - Version 12.0.4 to 12.0.6 [Release 12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Application Install - Version: 12.0.4 to 12.0.6


On 12.0.4 - 12.0.6 when attempting to add a custom prod top having product abbreviation > 4 characters,
the following error occurs.

AutoPatch error:
Product abbreviation 'xxfnd' too long (max is 4)

AutoPatch error:
(aiprdp) : Error reading Product Data File:

AutoPatch error:
Failed in AIPINI : Getting product from database

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create a Custom Top with more than 4 Characters like XXFND.
2. Run adpatch for a Standard Patch


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