NetCool/Omnibus integration pack for Orchestrator returns "Invalid ObjectServer data type" error

Symptoms
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”.
Cause
NetCool/Omnibus expects ‘varchar’ type data. The column being written to is currently of type ‘char’.
Resolution
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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Article ID: 2805835 - Last Review: 01/30/2013 16:53:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator, Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Service Pack 1

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