Oracle PSU July 2018 error – ORA-20001: Latest xml inventory is not loaded into table

while applying latest Oracle PSU released in July 2018 for release i have faced the following when i reached the “data patch” level:

myhostt1:orax1> ./datapatch -verbose

SQL Patching tool version Production on Thu Jul 19 10:53:37 2018

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Log file for this invocation: /oracle/orax1/cfgtoollogs/sqlpatch/sqlpatch_109246_2018_07_19_10_53_37/sqlpatch_invocation.log

Connecting to database…OK

Bootstrapping registry and package to current versions…done

Queryable inventory could not determine the current opatch status.

Execute ‘select dbms_sqlpatch.verify_queryable_inventory from dual’

and/or check the invocation log


for the complete error.

Prereq check failed, exiting without installing any patches.

Please refer to MOS Note 1609718.1 and/or the invocation log


for information on how to resolve the above errors.

SQL Patching tool complete on Thu Jul 19 10:53:41 2018

if you try to execute the following query:

SQL> select * from OPATCH_XML_INV ;


ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEFETCH callout

ORA-29400: data cartridge error

KUP-04004: error while reading file



SQL> select dbms_sqlpatch.verify_queryable_inventory from dual;

ORA-20001: Latest xml inventory is not loaded into table



first, you need to download the latest OPatch utility

second, the error i have faced due to that i am invoking the opatch utility outside ORACLE_HOME…… now you need copy it in your oracle home directory ( its a must ! )

mv $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch.orig
mkdir OPatch
cd OPatch
scp -r /newopatch/OPatch/* .

a good reference is Doc ID 1602089.1


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