Just recently I was performing an OBIEE upgrade for a client on a windows machine. We were going from a 126.96.36.199.0 to a 188.8.131.52.1 OBIEE installation which is a pretty straightforward if you follow the right steps.
In the following screen, I received a ‘UPGAST-00224:The specified database does not contain any schemas for Oracle MDS’ error.
I entered the right user information and I could login to the DEV_MDS schema, but the installer didn’t budge. The error read:
UPGAST-00224:The specified database does not contain any schemas for Oracle MDS
After some research, I found out that the client moved the repository schemas DEV_MDS and DEV_BIPLATFORM to a different server, but they adjusted the data source locations. This got me thinking in a distinct direction. After some google’ing, I found out that the system.SCHEMA_VERSION_REGISTRY$ holds vital information for the upgrade process! Naturally the client removed the old location so the system.SCHEMA_VERSION_REGISTRY$ was lost for good...
Luckily I always keep an OBIEE installation around, so I managed to find the table in a different installation! Below you can see the data in the table;
It indicates the version for the repository tables and without this data, the installer won’t continue and will keep throwing the UPGAST-00224 error at you.
So I just recreated the table with a user that had sysdba privileges (this is required) using the following derived script;
"COMP_ID" varchar2 (30byte) not null enable,
"COMP_NAME" varchar2 (255byte),
"MRC_NAME" varchar2 (30byte) not null enable,
"MR_NAME" varchar2 (30byte),
"MR_TYPE" varchar2 (30byte),
"OWNER" varchar2 (30byte),
"VERSION" varchar2 (30byte),
"STATUS" varchar2 (11byte),
"CUSTOM2" varchar2 (30byte),
"UPGRADED" char (1byte)default 'N',
"START_TIME" timestamp (6),
"MODIFIED" timestamp (6)
And the corresponding view;
create or replace force view "SYSTEM"."SCHEMA_VERSION_REGISTRY"
order by comp_id;
Once the table is ready, just insert the above mentioned data in line with your environment (make sure the OWNER information is correct).