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EPM System Epmsystem inventory file not found

user12181130 Newbie
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EPM System (Hyperion Planning and budget) development environment was installed by a consultant. During the installation he used a temp id that no longer exists. I need to reconfigure and redeploy Foundation Services on this environment. However when I log in with a domaing admin account and try to start EPM system configurator I get the error message of Epmsystem inventory file not found and the EPM system configurator shuts down. I need to be able to launch the system configurator with an account and have it recognize the installation inventory information.

Error message displayed is as follows:

Running preconfig checks...
Running EPM_ORACLE_HOME check...
EPM_ORACLE_HOME environment variable value: e:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11
JAVA_HOME environment variable value: e:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\..\
EPM_ORACLE_HOME check succeeded
Running .oracle.products check... .oracle.products check succeeded
Running Jars manifest check...
Time spent for manifests parsing: 931 ms
Maximum jars depth achieved: 6, while restriction was: unrestricted
Parsed 438 manifests
Total jars and classpath entries encountered: 438
Total not-existing referenced classpath entries count: 36
Total classpath elements to check: 59
Jars manifest check succeeded
Running Environment variables check... Environment variables check succeeded
Running Inventory existence check... FATAL ERROR: Inventory existence check fail
ed with message "EpmSystem_jzacaria home was not found."
Exiting in 30 seconds
  • 1. Re: EPM System Epmsystem inventory file not found
    JohnGoodwin Oracle ACE
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    There are some important notes when installing

    Note: On Windows machines, do not use the Administrator user to install and configure. Run EPM System Installer and EPM System Configurator as a user with administrator rights. Install and configure as the same user for all EPM System products.

    Note: When you upgrade or apply the maintenance release, install and configure using the same user that was used to install and configure the earlier release.

    The reason the check is failing is it is searching for \program files\Oracle\Inventory and can't find it.


  • 2. Re: EPM System Epmsystem inventory file not found
    user12181130 Newbie
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    Thanks John,
    Your suggestion was helpful.
    I checked the contents of c:\Program FiC:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory. I foun an XML named \ContentsXML\Inventory.xml .I opened it and replaced the original user account with the account that I want to use to perform my System Configurator.

  • 3. Re: EPM System Epmsystem inventory file not found
    514518 Newbie
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    Did it work that solution?
    Could you start EPM Configuration with this another user?

  • 4. Re: EPM System Epmsystem inventory file not found
    VincenzoGrimaldi Newbie
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    If you open the file Instance.xml you will see the section:



    <HOME NAME="EpmSystem_USER1" LOC="E:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1" TYPE="O" IDX="3" />



    simply add a new row with the new user name, you can add as many user you desire:



    <HOME NAME="EpmSystem_USER1" LOC="E:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1" TYPE="O" IDX="3" />

    <HOME NAME="EpmSystem_USER2" LOC="E:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1" TYPE="O" IDX="3" />

    <HOME NAME="EpmSystem_USER3" LOC="E:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1" TYPE="O" IDX="3" />



    This solve the issue, the first row is always created by the set up as the user that install EPM.






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