I have this error in TRI when trying to load a page. It looks like the website does not have all the configuration for the scemantics mapping, but I did publish all the pages, and reloaded the web application. I even validated that I have a couple of binary variants by browsing the broker.

What could cause this error? And which resources do I need to have in the broker storage for the scemantic mapping?

Btw, I am using a sneak preview version of TRI-JAVA, but I have the feeling that I would have the same issue in the public .NET version of TRI.

Error message

Error in semantic schema configuration: Found field semantics which uses the prefix 's', but there is no vocabulary with this prefix.


Caused by: com.sdl.webapp.common.api.localization.LocalizationFactoryException: Error in semantic schema configuration: Found field semantics which uses the prefix 's', but there is no vocabulary with this prefix. 
    at com.sdl.webapp.common.impl.localization.semantics.SemanticsConverter.createSemanticFields(SemanticsConverter.java:112) ~[webapp-common-impl-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT] 
    at com.sdl.webapp.common.impl.localization.semantics.SemanticsConverter.createSemanticFields(SemanticsConverter.java:105) ~[webapp-common-impl-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT] 
    at com.sdl.webapp.common.impl.localization.semantics.SemanticsConverter.convertSemantics(SemanticsConverter.java:49) ~[webapp-common-impl-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT] 
    at com.sdl.webapp.common.impl.localization.LocalizationFactoryImpl.createLocalization(LocalizationFactoryImpl.java:96) ~[webapp-common-impl-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT] 
    at com.sdl.webapp.tridion.TridionLocalizationResolver.createLocalization(TridionLocalizationResolver.java:71) ~[webapp-tridion-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar:1.0-SNAPSHOT] 
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    Did you check my answer to this question tridion.stackexchange.com/questions/11342/… Mar 12, 2015 at 12:33
  • @BartKoopman Thanks, I did not see that excellent guide yet.
    – Jan H
    Mar 12, 2015 at 15:05
  • I'd say it's better to refer to TRI (which is real and exists) than DXA (which is either vapourware or the same thing as TRI, but with added mumbo-jumbo). Maybe later, if DXA becomes a recognised term for what you're talking about, you could change back to that. Mar 12, 2015 at 23:20
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    What's with you and being so attached to names @DominicCronin? :)
    – Nuno Linhares
    Mar 13, 2015 at 16:07
  • It's not all names. Last I checked, Dom prefers #tridion over #SDLTridion but is okay with SDL Web. :-) Aug 4, 2015 at 2:05

1 Answer 1


The vocabularies are set in global app data, and should have been set when doing the Content Porter import. So I guess you might have missed to register the TRI specific app data for Content Porter. This you do by adding a XML file (for example calling it Tridion Reference Implementation.xml) in %TRIDION_HOME%\config\ImportExport\ApplicationData with the following content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ApplicationDataCategories xmlns="http://www.sdltridion.com/ContentManager/ImportExport/Configuration/2013">
    <ApplicationDataCategory name="TRI" description="Tridion Reference Implementation">
        <ApplicationId pattern="http://www.sdl.com/tridion/SemanticMapping/vocabularies" tcmUriXPath="" />
        <ApplicationId pattern="http://www.sdl.com/tridion/SemanticMapping/typeof" tcmUriXPath="//@xlink:href" />

This should normally be done by the TRI installer.

To correct your app data you can use Bart's custom page for that: Custom Page

  • Good thinking, the Tridion Reference Implementation.xml is mentioned in the manual in step 3 of docs.sdl.com/LiveContent/content/en-US/…. I wonder why the TRI installer import.ps1 does not do this for you.
    – Jan H
    Mar 12, 2015 at 11:10
  • @JanH do you really wonder why import.ps1 does not do it, or would you like it to do it for you? Mar 12, 2015 at 12:36
  • @BartKoopman: both :) I wonder why and I would like the installer to perform this important task. I figured out the why part: The installer is using the Core Service and the installer can be run from any machine while the Tridion CM and Core Service are on a remote machine. Of course the installer cannot deploy a file into the CM's file system. Hence you need to copy this manually.
    – Jan H
    Mar 13, 2015 at 7:54
  • Thanks Niclas and Bart. This solved the issue! From the DXA webapp logs it was not so obvious. I checked Bart's answer on tridion.stackexchange.com/a/11343/88 and took option 1: rerun the import script. I also re-imported the GoogleAnalytics module.
    – Jan H
    Mar 13, 2015 at 15:29
  • I'm trying to keep trex clean. If you guys want to announce a new product, or rename stuff, go ahead, but this isn't the place for it. Here, consistent naming is valued. See you on meta... :-) Mar 13, 2015 at 16:14

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