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Jun 16, 2009 at 10:45 PM

SAP Unable to obtain Oracle release after upgrade to


Hello all,

We've just done an upgrade of Oracle from to

There were no indications of any problems but when I log onto SAP, I get a program dump.

I have tracked the problem down to be the fact that SAP is basically unable to retrieve the Oracle version. If I do a 'System -> Status', then the Oracle release is blank.

If I try to run, for eg, DB02 or ST04, then I get a DB_RELEASE_UNKNOWN error.

DB_GET_RELEASE is the function module being used, and this in turn calls 'DB_GET_REL' which is a system call. If I test DB_GET_RELEASE by itself, then it returns a blank string.

We have upgraded 2 other test systems which reside on the same server without experiencing this problem.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem may be? I suspect we may be missing a table or something that holds the Oracle release.

Does anyone know where SAP retrieves the Oracle release from?