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MarkView All Components - ORA-04061 existing state of packages has been invalidated



Applies To

  • ERP System: Oracle, Peoplesoft, SAP
  • MarkView Version: All Versions


  • Workitem(s) may route to the Workflow Administration Queue with an error similar to the following:
ORA-04061: existing state of has been invalidated ORA-04061: existing state of package body "PACKAGE_NAME" has been invalidated ORA-04065: not executed,
  • A similar message may also appear in the Express Viewer or other MarkView components.

Known Causes

  • This issue can occur when a modification has been made to a package or procedure in the MarkView schema, without the Application Server OC4J/Deployments, and database dbms_jobs being stopped.
  • This issue can also occur if there is an invalid object in the MarkView Schema which the workflow code is using.


  • In order to prevent this issue from occurring in the future please stop the MarkView Application Server, and dbms_jobs prior to compiling packages in the MarkView Schema. You can then restart afterwards.
  • If this issue has already occurred please take the following steps in order to resolve the issue.
    • Stop the MarkView Application Server
    • Stop the Database dbms_jobs.
    • Ensure the package referenced in the error message is valid in the database.
    • Start the MarkView Application Server
    • Start the Database dbms_jobs.

Note: For customers running Oracle Applications it may be necessary to stop and start Oracle Applications in addition to the MarkView Application Server and dbms_jobs. If workitems contine to go to the Workflow Administration Queue after following the above steps, please stop and start Oracle Applications which should resolve the issue.

  • In order to resolve the issue with the workitems in the Workflow Administration Queue.
    • You can use the Return to Previous Queue markup to transition workitems back to the Previous Queue.
    • The RouteToPreviousFromWFA.sql script attached to this answer can be used to route all workitems in the Workflow Administration Queue back to the previous queue.

Keywords: 04061 existing state packages