Content Integrator received error COEN2206E: Cannot load FileNet P8 Content Manager classes.

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I am trying to use Content Integrator 8.6 to connect to FileNet P8 4.5.1, but when I try to use the 'test connection', I receive errors similar to the following:

The error description is :
Repository logon failed.
COEC0120E: Repository <repo> is not available.
com.venetica.vbr.client.BridgeCreationException: COEN2206E: Cannot load FileNet P8 Content Manager classes.

The detail error log is :

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.filenet.wcm.api.Folder
at java.lang.ClassNotFoundException.<init>(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.J9VMInternals.verifyImpl(Native Method)
at java.lang.J9VMInternals.verify(
at java.lang.J9VMInternals.initialize(
at com.venetica.vbr.ejb.bridge.p8cm.P8CMBridgeFactory.createBridge(
at com.venetica.vbr.ejb.access.DefaultConnectorConnectionFactory.initializeBridge(
at com.venetica.vbr.ejb.access.DefaultConnectorConnectionFactory.logon(
at com.venetica.vbr.ejb.access.AccessServices.logon(
at com.venetica.vbr.client.User.logon(
at com.venetica.vbr.client.Repository.encryptedLogon(
at com.venetica.vbr.client.Repository.logon(
at javax.swing.SwingUtilities.notifyAction(


There are some FileNet client jars missing from the classpath.

Resolving the problem

You will need Jace.jar and javaapi.jar from the Content Engine lib folder added to the classpath. Then restart Content Integrator and perform the test connection again.

See the Related information section below for instructions on running test connection.

Related information

Configuring Connectors

Document information

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