Error - Refresh catalog database error

 Product(s):Promis.e, Bentley Substation

Error or Warning Message

Internal Error
Error Message: Refresh catalog database error.
TargetSite: Void RefreshCatalogDB()
DeclaringType: ECT.ECAD.API.Utility
Attributes: public
MemberType: Method

and/or hangs with “Please wait while software refresh catalog database for first time use” displayed.  Typically encountered after upgrading promis.e or Bentley Substation.


Undetermined. The software, perhaps due to insufficient permissions of the user, may be unable to update catalog.mdb files or specific .ini files that indicate whether a refresh was completed.

How to Avoid

  1. Open the InstallerOption.ini file using a text editor such as Notepad.  This file would be located in the "Config" subfolder of the [[Program data folder - promis.e|Program Data folder (for promis.e)]] or [[Program data folder - Substation|Program Data folder (for Substation)]].

  2. Change the value for UpdateExistFolders from "1" to "0" (zero).

  3. Save and close the file.

  4. Start the software.

 Original Author:Matt_P

Keywords: TFS 8976