ORA-00942: table or view does not exist or ORA-00904: Invalid identifier

Error: ORA-00942: table or view does not exist
Reason: This error occurs when new table/view exists in logical schema (Siebel repository) but not present in physical database

Error: ORA-00904: “Field Name”: invalid identifier 
Reason: This is also because of mismatch between logical schema and physical database

How to resolve: To fix both issues, we have to sync physical database with Siebel repository. To do so, Siebel provides DDL Sync utility. DDLsync utility compares the logical schema (schema definition in Siebel repository) with physical schema (physical table/column definitions in database) and applies all differential changes on Physical schema so that both are in sync. But there are exceptional cases as well.
          1. Custom column that is in physical schema but not in Siebel repository (logical schema) will not be deleted
          2. Custom index that is in physical schema but not in Siebel repository (logical schema) will not be deleted

After running DDL Sync utility, if you still face the issue, please let us know. We will try our best to fix it. If you have any other issue, please share with us.
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Siebel Incremental Repository Merge – errors that we faced

Incremental Repository Merge is the new feature that has been introduced from Siebel 8.1.1.10 onward. It makes the Siebel repository upgradation process faster and easier without going through major upgrade project. Recently we have performed IRM for one of our clients. During the process, we have faced many errors/issues. Here we have discussed few major, frequently occurred errors during IRM.

Error Message:
Importing file “D:Siebel8.1Tools_1tempIRM_PRIOR_CUST.dat”.22001: [DataDirect][ODBC Oracle driver][Oracle]ORA-12899: value too large for column “SIEBEL”.”S_ACCELERATOR”.”INACTIVE_FLG”  (actual: 4, maximum: 1) 
Reason n Solutions:
This error comes up because of incorrect registry settings on ODBC data source. 
To fix this issue, follow below steps:
Step 1: Start the Microsoft ODBC Administrator 
Step 2: On the ODBC Data Source Administrator dialog box, select System DSN tab and copy the DSN name
Step 3: In Windows registry, locate following registry entry  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREODBCODBC.INISiebel_DSN_Name]

Step 4: Verify following registry keys are set properly or not. These keys are required in order for the ODBC driver to behave correctly. If keys are not present, then add new key like below
                                      PacketSize = 0
                                      EnableScrollableCursors=0
                                      ColumnsAsChar=1
                                      ColumnSizeAsCharacter=1

Error Message:
ERROR::SBL-DEV-62155: CommitCopyInstance EXITING with error – The same values for ‘Column Name’ already exist
Reason n Solutions: 
This error comes up when the database is not running in binary sort order mode. During Incremental Repository Merge, it is mandatory to set the parameter NLS_SORT to BINARY which helps database to in Binary mode.

Error Message:
ERROR::c: MAP ENTRY with same id exists
ERROR::BUT strNamePath and ParentId are different
ERROR::SBL-DEV-62252: Could not create HASH entry
ERROR::Type – Workflow Process, strNamePath – eMail Response – Create Activity: 0

Reason n Solutions:
This behavior typically occurs when an object already exists in the New Customer Repository but the workflow process which is trying to insert, has a different set of attributes. This is due to one particular workflow, could be ignored.

Error Message:
ERROR::SBL-DEV-62111: NON-REQUIRED FKey not found in ‘New Standard Repository’
ERROR::Type – WF Branch Connector, strNamePath – ABO Bulk Request – ApplyProductPromotion

Reason n Solutions:
This is because of one/more non-required foreign keys from the ‘Prior Customer Repository’ are not present in the workflow definition and that’s why the particular workflow object was inserted into the ‘New Customer Repository’ with a NULL value during IRM process. This is also one of those generic errors which can be ignored.


Error Message:
ERROR::SBL-DEV-62155: CommitCopyInstance EXITING with error – 1-3ZGTMC.
ERROR::SBL-DEV-62194: INSERTION FAILED. Type View, NamePath – SWLS Technician Breaks View
ERROR::SBL-DEV-62194: INSERTION FAILED. Type Applet, NamePath – SWLS Technician Breaks Display Applet

Reason n Solutions:
This error occurs when a new Siebel object is added to the standard Siebel repository but it has the same key details as a custom object that already exists in the ‘Prior Customer Repository’. This error also can be ignored.

Error Message:
Failure: 161782 rows of EIM_EMPLOYEE had NULL in STATUS_CD 
Reason n Solutions:
This error comes up when IRM process tries to populate siebel base table using interface tables. So before staring IRM process, clear all interface tables from siebel database (part of siebel best practice during repository merge or upgrade) to avoid this error.

Error Message:
ERROR::SBL-DEV-62102:  -> aborted with error: The same values for ‘Sequence’ already exist.
Reason n Solutions:
When repository merge process starts to re-sequence objects automatically, this error may occur. It is an acceptable error message which doesn’t need any fix, can be ignored.

Error Message:
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist
Reason n Solutions:
This error occurs when table/view definition exists in logical schema but not in physical schema. So run DDL sync utility to create new tables/views in physical database. 

Error Message:
ORA-00904: “JOB_TYPE_CD”: invalid identifier  
Reason n Solutions:
This is also because of mismatch between Siebel physical database and logical database. Here also we just need to run DDL Sync utility to sync both databases.


These are few major issues/errors that we generally face during Siebel Incremental Repository Merge in Siebel. If you have faced any other issue, please let us know. We will try our best to help you.
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Your version of the Siebel High Interactivity Framework for IE, required for use of this Siebel application, may not be current

‘Your version of the Siebel High Interactivity Framework for IE, required for use of this Siebel application, may not be current’ – this is one of the most common errors during Siebel application launch on Internet Explorer browser but good thing is that we can fix this error quite easily.

Steps to fix Siebel High Interactivity Framework for IE issue:

  1. Navigate to browser settings > Internet Options and click on Security tabYour version of the Siebel High Interactivity Framework for IE
  2. Under the Security tab, click on ‘Trusted Sites‘ and add Siebel URL to the trusted zone
    Example: If the Siebel application URL looks like ‘http://localhost:8080/sales_enu’, then you just add ‘http://localhost:8080’ in the trusted site zone. Also you make sure that the checkbox for ‘Require server verification (https:) for all site in this zone’ is unchecked.
  3. On the Security screen only, click on ‘Custom Level‘ button and verify  properties like ActiveX control are enabled.

Now save all browser settings, close the browser and relaunch Siebel application. This should fix Siebel High Interactivity Framework issue.

Do you still see the same error?

Well! then you need to perform few more extra steps to launch Siebel application successfully. Sometimes the ActiveX file of Siebel high interactivity framework becomes corrupted or damaged. So you need to delete the damaged ActiveX file and download a fresh copy of ‘Siebel High Interactivity Framework’.

Extra steps to fix Siebel High Interactivity Framework for IE issue:

  1. Navigate to browser settings > Internet Options > General and then click on ‘SettingsYour version of the Siebel High Interactivity Framework‘ button available under ‘Browsing history’ section 
  2. On the ‘Website Data Settings’ pop up window, click on ‘View objects’ button under ‘Temporary Internet Files’ tab. It will display all downloaded program files with statuses. If you see only one file ‘Siebel High Interactivity Framework’ with ‘Damaged’ status, then just delete the file. But if there is more than one copy of ‘Siebel High Interactivity Framework’ file, then you right click on each file and change the status to ‘Damaged’ and delete.

Remember, you can only change the status of the file if you have admin rights, otherwise ask your system administrator to do it.

Then close the browser, open Siebel application and you will get a pop up asking to download a fresh copy of ActiveX file.

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