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REP-0189: Cannot write to Reports Server cache

We had seen one issue in EBS R12 in which simple report porgamrs like “Active users”  were throwing erorrs like below:

 Enter Password:
 REP-0118: Unable to create a temporary file.

REP-0189: Cannot write to Reports Server cache
 REP-0069: Internal error
 REP-57054: In-process job terminated:Terminated with error:
 REP-189: Cannot write to Reports Server cache
 this is the error in Log file
 APPLLCSP Environment Variable set to :

Current NLS_LANG and NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS Environment Variables are :

Remember that Reports Server cache points to $REPORTS_TMP path so issue could have occurred if

  • the $REPORTS_TMP path path was not writeable
  • the $REPORTS_TMP path was inaccessible
  • the $REPORTS_TMP path was Full.



On verification we found that Filesystem was full:

$ df -h /fs01
 Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on
 84G 84G 0K 100% /fs01


Clearing up the filesystem helped in correcting the error.


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Brijesh Gogia

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One Comment

  1. Imran Imran

    sir when i want to run report from oracle form builder 10g in netscap navigator it show
    rep-189: cannot write to reports server cache ……..sir how cxan i solve it…

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