3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2013 5:01 PM by user4802854

    OLD FILE FORMAT, WE SUGGEST TO MIGRATE DATABASE

    user4802854
      Hi,

      When I open the outline of a database (aggregate database), this error appears:

      Old file format discovered, we suggest you migrates this outline.
      Warning: The migrated outline can't be saved back to the old file format.
      Press OK to migrate the outline.

      I try to save the outline, but it does not work. Someone can help me to solve this problem??? i do not know how to solve it, and it is and urgent matter to solve for my department

      Thanks for your help
        • 1. Re: OLD FILE FORMAT, WE SUGGEST TO MIGRATE DATABASE
          name_and_address_withheld
          Is it possible that this outline was created in an older version of Essbase,and has simply been copied from one environment (old essbase) to new environment (new essbase)? I am not sure how to get around that, other than perhaps running the migration wizard in EAS from the old to the new. Or alternatively, can you create a test app, open the outline, and do a file save as into the new test app?

          I am just throwing out suggestions as to be honest i have not run into this before.
          • 2. Re: OLD FILE FORMAT, WE SUGGEST TO MIGRATE DATABASE
            PPriya-Oracle
            1. What is the version of Essbase?
            2. Are you using EAS thick client or web console ?
            3. What is the version of Java on the problematic machine?


            Please check the below document:

            Essbase Administration Services (EAS) Console Hangs When Trying To Open An Aggregate Storage (ASO) Outline (Doc ID 831173.1)

            Contents of the document:
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            Symptoms

            When trying to migrate the outline, Essbase Administration Services just hangs.

            Also getting error "Old file format discovered" when trying to open an ASO outline.

            Cause

            Incorrect Java version is being used.

            Solution

            Java version 1.6 is not supported with Essbase version 9.3.1. You must use Java version 1.5.

            To correct the version:
            1. Stop Essbase and Essbase Administration Services.
            2. Remove Java 1.6.
            3. Install Java 1.5.
            • 3. Re: OLD FILE FORMAT, WE SUGGEST TO MIGRATE DATABASE
              user4802854
              Thanks for your answer,

              I will try to follow your steps to solve the problem,

              Regards,