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System Hold, Fix Manager before resetting counters

We have seen this error couple of times in the Concurrent manager Administer screen in our 11i/R12 EBS instances.

Below steps have proven helpful in sorting out this issue:

1. Stop all middle tier services including the concurrent managers.
Please make sure that no FNDLIBR, FNDSM, or any dead process is running.

2. Stop the database.

3. Start the database.

4. Go to cd $FND_TOP/bin
$ force=y link_debug=y “fnd FNDLIBR”
$ force=y link_debug=y “fnd FNDFS”
$ force=y link_debug=y “fnd FNDCRM”
$ force=y link_debug=y “fnd FNDSM”

5. Run the CMCLEAN.SQL script and commit..

6. Execute the following SQL:


7. Start the middle tier services including your concurrent manager.



R12 E-Business Suite Concurrent Processing Managers Including OPP, Workflow Agent, and Workflow Listener Show Status “System Hold, Fix Manager before resetting counters” (Doc ID 2330129.1)

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Brijesh Gogia

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  1. Qadar Qadar


    You have to provide MOS document, blindly we cannot do anything on Prod and other servers

    • Brijesh Gogia Brijesh Gogia

      You are right. I have added the MOS documents links now.

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