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Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle XE and JDBC NLS problems

Posted at — Feb 26, 2010
Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle XE and JDBC NLS problems

Since I’ve spent a day sweating through this mess, I’d share my way of getting ODI to work with XE as a repository.

ODI repository creation is sucessfull, but after that Topology Manager and all other ODI modules won’t work, throwing ORA-12705: invalid or unknown NLS parameter value specified while connecting to XE.

There are 3 java connections to repository in ODI:

  1. For Oracle Data Integrator Modules/ Unfotunately, I couldn’t get ODI to work with correct NLS by changing odiparams.bat as they recommend on Metalink, but downloading latest jdbc driver from Oracle and removing old ones (physically deleting ;)) from \drivers folder helped with this part.
  2. For Metadata Navigator. I’ve used Apache Tomcat as a Metadata Navigator container. Setting additional java options (the very same -Duser.language=en -Duser.region=US) for tomcat solved this one.
  3. For ODI Agent. After trying in vain with adding -Duser.language=en&-Duser.region=US to odiparams, I’ve created a new wrapper configuration file (stored in ODI_HOME\tools\wrapper\conf) by copying snpsagent.conf to and adding this options to line

so it read -Duser.language=en -Duser.region=US

reinstalling agent with the new wrapper conf file (you explicitly run agentservice -i -s agent\_name 20910 new\_wrapper) worked.

See related Metalink Note: 471749.1

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