Question: I an upgrading to Oracle 12c and I an
getting the ORA-39700 error from DBCA. What causes the
Answer: You see this oerr listing for the ORA-39700
ORA-39700: "Database must be opened with
Cause: A normal
database open was attempted, but the database has not
been upgraded to the current server version.
Action: Use the UPGRADE option when opening the
database to run catupgrd.sql (for database
upgrade), or to run catalog.sql and catproc.sql
(after initial database creation).
control this, it is most likely a bug or a mistake in
ORA-39700 in DBCA, see MOSC Note: 859663.1.
Solutions Option 1 is to use Custom database template
instead of General Purpose or Transaction Processing
Template in DBCA.