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Status Future consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 6, 2015

ENH: Misleading error on startup: The user does not have the necessary privileges to create tables

SCENARIO
While starting a distributed installation with two application tiers
starting at the same time we observe the following in Cognos
Configuration utility ""details"":

* Testing the database connection.
[Validate database connection properties.]
[ ERROR ] The user does not have the necessary privileges to create
tables. << misleading
ORA-00955: name is already used by an existing object << actual issue

PROBABLE CAUSE:
BI1 and BI2 are both trying to create the same table NC_CONFIG_TEST. I
suspect that BI1 had created it but not yet destroyed it when BI2 tried
to create it.

RESOLUTION (recommended enhancement):
Error May be safely ignored however might be a good idea to append a unique
identifier to the table name so that simultaneous starts may be
accomplished without this error. Also CREATE OR REPLACE might be
worth using in the event a prior start left a table out there.