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How to split schema after upgrade to 7.1.6



Exception "Error determining the mode of PRPC install" in log when upgrading PRPC 6.2 to Pega 7.1.6.

Error Messages

[java] 2014-09-16 19:49:25,476 [ main] [ ] [ ] (ta.internal.PRDataProviderImpl) ERROR - Error determining the mode of PRPC install from database.
[java] Database-TableWithNoColumns PRULES7.pr4_base PegaRULES
[java] From: (unknown)

Steps to Reproduce

1. Complete the DB migration.
2. Run the Rule base upgrade.

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is in a third-party product integrated with PRPC. If you are running RULE or DATA upgrade part of Update documentation using deployment user with DBA type privileges as specified in the installation/upgrade guide, the process fails if synonyms exist on RULE tables such as pr4_base in schemas other than the one that is being upgraded. E.g

If you are upgrading v71rulesupdate schema and have a prpc63sp1 schema on the same Oracle server, create a synonym pr4_base for prpc63sp1.pr4_base. Then try and run update/upgrade.

Without the synonym, the same user is able to upgrade to 7.1.6 without issue.  This is an Oracle bug regarding how its JDBC drivers handle synonyms.  


This issue is resolved through the following local change: Instead of upgrading to a split schema you can upgrade to a single schema and then split the schemas after upgrade.

1.  Upgrade from 6.x to 7.1.6 Single Schema (v71update) per upgrade guide.

2.  Run the migrateSystem script to migrate your updated rules objects from v71update  (combined data and rules) to new v71rules schema.  The source and targer user running the migration should be the deployment user (as outlined in Installation Guide) who has privileges to both schemas.  The source and target connection properties (driver, url, etc.) should be filled in appropriately.  The remaining should be set this way:



3.  After the upgrade please follow the instructions in the upgrade guide to cleanup the unused rules tables from your v71update schema.


Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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