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    Diagnosing message "SP2-0306: Invalid option"

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18 and up


    We see the error message

    SP2-0306: Invalid option

    in a job log. What should we do?



    In ALEPH, this message usually occurs when a batch program is trying to connect to Oracle.

    1. Enter the command:

    echo $ALEPH_ADMIN

    Is the response:


    If not, then correct the .cshrc ALEPH_ADMIN line as described in article " ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied ".

    If yes, then proceed to step 2.

    2. Probably the passwords for the Oracle log-ins have been changed in Oracle without change in ALEPH. As described in the article " Changing Oracle user passwords ", such a change must be done via the ALEPH util y/8 utility *only*. Use util y/8 now to update the passwords.

    3. Restart the pc_server


    • Article last edited: 15-June-2016