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Oct 13, 2007 at 02:25 PM

Visual Composer on SAP CE 7.1 fails to start with missing manifest file


Hi All,

I have installed a SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 and deployed the configuration template for the complete stack. I wanted to access the VC on the following URL


The login page appears and I enter a user with all needed privileges (Administrator) then the VC bails out with a popup message stating:

Failed to open workspace due to the following error:

Kits manifest is bad or missing

In the log directory of the cluster I found the following lines right before the first java exception that led to the VC failing to start. J2EE Engine JTA Transaction : [0ffffffd8ffffffb5ffffff8a003ffffff83]###67b81480783111dcbfe7000c29361f67#Application [13]##0#0#Error##Plain###Thrown: CIM_ERR_FAILED: The SQL statement "SELECT "APPL","NA_HASH","NA_KEY","TYP","ACTIVE","RANK","CL_START_ID","HOSTNAME","NAMESPACE" FROM "BC_SLD_NAMESP" WHERE "APPL" = ? AND "TYP" = ?" contains the semantics error[s]: - 1:116 - the table or view >>BC_SLD_NAMESP<< does not exist

Can anyone tell me on how to get that VC up and running? Did I forget something to deploy or did I miss a configuration step?

Any hint highly appreciated,