Friday, November 30, 2012

FYI: Log could not be retrieved - nQSError: 43113, nQSError: 10058

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I've noticed something a little surprising with the OBIEE 11g upgrade assistant & opatch tool. After you apply a patch set (e.g. 11.1.1.6.4), core BIServer components become 'locked' or a default file privilege gets applied that is too restrictive.

In fact, in my last post I covered a similar issue with Oracle Process Manager and Notification Server (OPMN) failing to start after applying a bundle patch, you can read it here .

This post follows a similar issue, in that logging in OBIEE 11g is non-functional after applying a patch set:

Log Could Not Be Retrieved
  Odbc driver returned an error (SQLExecDirectW).
  Error Details
Error Codes: OPR4ONWY:U9IM8TAC
State: HY000. Code: 10058. [NQODBC] [SQL_STATE: HY000] [nQSError: 10058] A general error has occurred. [nQSError: 43113] Message returned from OBIS. [nQSError: 43100] Log Viewer process reported error 2:No such file or directory. (HY000)
Oracle Technical Network has, unfortunately, no documentation on this issue of BIServer components file privileges becoming too restrictive. If an OBIEE Administrator wants to enable logging in their Answers environment, it is usually achieved by setting the LOGLEVEL to a value greater than 0 or less than 6:



This will not work IF your Answers environment is unable to identify or access the log file or directory. So the question is:

Why is access to the log file & directory disabled in my Answers environment and how do I enable access?

First: Understand that Presentation Logging in OBIEE 10g and OBIEE 11g is captured in your nqquery.log file located at: $ORACLE_INSTANCE_HOME\diagnostics\OracleBIServerComponent\..\..\nqquery.log

Second: The mechanism Answers uses for reading a log file is the nqlogviewer executable which is located in your $ORACLE_HOME\bifoundation\server\bin folder

So the error nQSError:43113 leads me to believe that insufficient privleges has been set for the nqlogviewer executable.  I assume this is true because similiarly in my previous post core BI components nqserver, nqscheduler, etc, were all inaccessible.

So to resolve this, apply the following command to your nqlogviewer : chmod 777 nqlogviwer (777 enables access to ALL USERs, so make sure to replace it with the parameter that allows read/write access to your obiee account):



Now go back to the same report, and viola, the session log is visible - no restart required!



Keywords: nqserror, obiee 11g installation, obiee 11.1.1.6 upgrade, obiee upgrade assistant, obiee 11g, opatch, opmn start failed


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