I'm trying to create a new publication in Content Manager in SDL Tridion 2013 SP1. This new publication have not parents publications. When I try to save and exit, I get this error:

Unable to save item. The transaction associated with the current connection has completed but has not been disposed. The transaction must be disposed before the connection can be used to execute SQL statements.

If I try to create a publication that inherits from another publication, the process works fine.

Can somebody help me? Thanks a lot.

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    This is usually a sign that the transaction is taking too long, probably because creating a completely new publication needs more time to set up defaults and whatever. Other answers in this site point at database maintenance as the best starting point.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Feb 1, 2016 at 14:58
  • In my case, the database has been migrated from a SDL Tridion 2011 SP1. Maybe the problem can be caused by this?
    – kaiser1871
    Feb 1, 2016 at 16:05
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    That should not be a problem.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Feb 1, 2016 at 16:10

2 Answers 2


As Nuno and Shiva stated, this may be a problem with the database, and if it comes from a migrated database, what we have suffer many times is the existence of orphan elements in the queue tables.

The first thing to do is to update the name of the host in the Trustees table, but one important thing to do when a Database is migrated from one host to another is to check the Queue tables, we used a script like this for an Oracle database:

ServerName varchar2(20);

(select ID from TCMDBUSER.QUEUE_CONSUMERS where HOST = ServerName);

delete from TCMDBUSER.QUEUE_CONSUMERS where HOST = ServerName;

(changing "hostname" with the name of the old host)

Hope it helps

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    Thank you very much Raúl, I tried what you said in Queue tables and it works fine! Also thanks a lot to Shiva and Nuno.
    – kaiser1871
    Feb 1, 2016 at 16:31
  • I forgot to say it was a Oracle database.
    – kaiser1871
    Feb 1, 2016 at 16:37
  • Glad to know that problem is resolved! If your QUEUE tables is holding values from an upgraded database, it indicates that there is definitely room for additional improvements. I would still suggest allocating sometime and look at some regular maintenance tasks for your Tridion databases.
    – Shiva
    Feb 1, 2016 at 17:21

As Nuno highlighted, it is clearly a problem with your database maintenance. A good starting point would be to review the documentation HERE.

The AnalyzeStats.sql and RebuildIndexes.sql are also recommended. Refer Chris's article HERE too.

To solve your problem, you can try to create your orphan publication a couple of times and it could succeed but I would definitely look into database maintenance ASAP.

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