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Article ID: 2805835 - Last Review: January 30, 2013 - Revision: 2.0


The error message “java.lang.RuntimeException: Invalid ObjectServer data type” is returned by the activities in the Integration Pack for IBM Tivoli NetCool/OMNIbus if the Status table in the Alerts database includes one or more columns of type “char”.


NetCool/Omnibus expects ‘varchar’ type data. The column being written to is currently of type ‘char’.


This issue has been corrected in System Center 2012 Orchestrator Service Pack 1 (SP1).

More information

As a short term workaround you can delete the column in Netcool/Omnibus and then recreate the column as type "varchar". This will allow the Integration Pack to successfully handle the data.

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Applies to
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Service Pack 1
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