E-CA: Getting the Following Error When Running a Step in Change Assistant for a PeopleTools Upgrade: "Step failed for not finding some log file. A common occurrence for this error is..."

(Doc ID 2266570.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.55 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 8.55 version, Change Assistant

When upgrading 8.53.18 to 8.55.13, when running the step "Running the Initial Alter Audit", the following error occurred :

Step failed for not finding some log file. A common occurrence for this error is
due to not set log file name. Please check your settings.
2017-04-21 10:12:53.489 error - Apr 21, 2017 10:12:53 AM com.peoplesoft.pt.changeassistant
WARNING: Exception java.lang.IllegalArgumentException caught in java.util.regex.Matcher.appendReplacement()
Illegal group reference
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Illegal group reference
at java.util.regex.Matcher.appendReplacement(Unknown Source)
at java.util.regex.Matcher.replaceAll(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.String.replaceAll(Unknown Source)
at com.peoplesoft.pt.changeassistant.Utils.updateParametersPass1(Utils.java:942)
at com.peoplesoft.pt.changeassistant.client.main.frmScriptLogViewer.(frmScriptLogViewer.java:302)
at com.peoplesoft.pt.changeassistant.Job.runWorker(Job.java:1322)
at com.peoplesoft.pt.changeassistant.Job.run(Job.java:1207)
at com.peoplesoft.pt.changeassistant.client.main.frmMain$JobRunner.run(frmMain.java:6525)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Follow the steps to perform the PeopleTools only upgrade
2. Run the step "Running the Initial Alter Audit" in Change Assistant


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