you are right about the spaces, I wish I could show you a screen snip. there appears to be some sort of data corruption in the essbase administrator files. once I deleted the file as you suggested, I looked into the administrative server properties and this is what I saw
Shared Services server name
Everything else looks ok there.
Under the Data Strorage Tab
JDBC RDBMS: ¢¶œ•
JDBC Driver: ¢¶œ•èÝmÃ«iÉ^¸¯z
JDBC URL: �ÖÜ¢¶œ•ëaŠwèÛ¬¦Ú ¢ýzÓc�1“
Any idea where it's picking up these values from? I looked in /opt/Oracle/user_projects/domains/EPMSystem/servers/EssbaseAdminServices0 but didn't find anything.