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Fresh Install - table or view does not exist



The engine startup fails with error.

Error Messages

Jul 20, 2015 11:35:11 AM com.pega.pegarules.internal.bootstrap.PRBootstrapDataSource
19830421: Bootstrap datatables schema: null
Jul 20, 2015 11:35:11 AM com.pega.pegarules.internal.bootstrap.PRBootstrapDataSource
SEVERE: Unable to connect to database.  Will only use properties from file.
java.sql.SQLSyntaxErrorException: ORA-00942: table or view does not exist

at oracle.jdbc.driver.T4CTTIoer.processError(

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Install split schema Pega 7.1.7.
  2. Start the Tomcat instance against it.

Root Cause

A software use or operation error


Perform the following local-change:
Change JNDI binding identifiers in context.xml to reflect correct case in defaultschema word:


<Environment name="prconfig/database/databases/PegaRULES/defaultschema" value="PegaRules_Catalyst" type="java.lang.String" />
<Environment name="prconfig/database/databases/PegaDATA/defaultschema" value="PegaData_Catalyst" type="java.lang.String" />


<Environment name="prconfig/database/databases/PegaRULES/defaultSchema" value="PegaRules_Catalyst" type="java.lang.String" />
<Environment name="prconfig/database/databases/PegaDATA/defaultSchema" value="PegaData_Catalyst" type="java.lang.String" />

Published October 27, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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