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What does "Oracle Error ORA-01805" indicate? - WKB16369

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SYMPTOMS

  • Empower client generates Message Center error: Oracle Error ORA-01805: possible error in date/time operation

ENVIRONMENT

  • Empower 3 FR2 and FR3

CAUSE

Oracle is attempting to reference installed Oracle timezone files that are missing, corrupted, or mismatched with the server timezone files.

FIX or WORKAROUND

  1. Replace or copy in the missing or corrupted files from another client.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Empower FR2 and FR3 have 14 timezone .dat files; FR4 has 18 timezone .dat files by default when installed from the Empower DVD.

Example of where Oracle client timezone files are found on a personal workstation:

C:\Empower\Oracle\Oracle11gClient_4\oracore\zoneinfo

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