Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SBL-EIM-00206: Failed to run initial process.


Problem:

EIM job failing and the error thrown on UI is "SBL-EIM-00206: Failed to run initial process.". What could be the reason?

Solution:

This is one of the most common error that you can see on the "Completion Information" column on Admin- Server mgmt job list applet. Also this error is faced mostly by beginners in siebel EIM.

First thing, don't panic at all..its a common, known and small issue. Go back and look at your configuration file. If you dont find anything wrong, look again into it.

Most probably it results due to typo in the ifb file. For e.g. the IFB has

INSERT ROW = S_CONTACT, TRUE instead of INSERT ROWS = S_CONTACT, TRUE
[Siebel Intrface Manager] instead of [Siebel Interface Manager]
LOG TRANSACTIONS = FALSE instead of LOG TRANSACTION = FALSE

...and what not!! Look alphabet by alphabet. Sometimes you may miss a parameter which is mandatory like TABLE, BATCH, TYPE etc.

If everyting is ok in IFB, dig the log, you will surely find the root cause here :-)