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Documentum DQMan for repositories 16.7 and after

You may have noticed when upgrading your documentum infra that after 7.3 the DQMan utility from FME is no more usable (you get a red cross without any warnings on the screen). In this blog I’ll show you how to get it working again. I tested it on 16.7 but it should work on the latest ones.

Install Java 32bit

DQMan will only work with Java 32bit as it’s not compiled (for the moment) in x64.

On my case I installed Java 8u192 in C:\jre-1.8.192_x32.

Install DFC

Install DFC with the version you need, I have a repository in 16.7 so I installed DFC in 16.7. It’s not mandatory to install the DFC with the 32bits java, it doesn’t prevent DQMan to start. Fill up the which will connect to the repository.

Install DQMan

You can install it wherever you want, in my case I’ve put it in C:\Users\Public\dqman. I’ve the latest dqman version which is currently (you can verify in the about).

Setup DQMan

All is now installed and we can setup dqman to work with our repository.

First you need dmcl.dll from an earlier version, put it into the root folder of dqman, e.g. C:\Users\Public\dqman. Mine is 156KB.

Now copy the from your DFC installation to the config folder of dqman: C:\Users\Public\dqman\config\

If you have a dmcl40.dll in the root folder delete it.

Then create a java.ini file in the root folder with the following inside:

JAVA_OPTIONS=" -Xcheck:jni -XX:+RestoreMXCSROnJNICalls -Xmx256m"
java_classpath = "C:\Documentum\dctm.jar;C:\Documentum\config;C:\Documentum\Shared\dfc.jar;C:\Users\Public\dqman\config"

Of course update the path depending on your installation.

You should now be able to launch it, you can verify the version of the DFC used in About:


  • Durga Sailaja says:


    We tried to install dqman6 for documentum 20.2 verison.We follwed the same steps which you mentioned above and we used java.ini file as below
    java_library_path=”C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8._291\bin\client\jvm.dll”
    JAVA_OPTIONS=” -Xcheck:jni -XX:+RestoreMXCSROnJNICalls -Xmx256m”
    java_classpath = “C:\Documentum\dctm.jar;C:\Documentum\config;C:\Documentum\Shared\dfc.jar;C:\dqman\config”.

    Even though we did all changes as perthe above but still we are getting red cross errror which you mnetioned above
    It would be greatful,if you can help me to resolve that issue.

    Thanks in Advance,


  • Mahesh says:

    Hi Durga,

    Were you able to resolve the issue.

  • Mahesh says:

    we are facing the same issue.

  • Back in December 2021, fme AG announces development of a new dqMan commercial version for administration of OpenText Documentum. With the new dqMan, users can expect the release of a revised version providing compatibility to current OpenText Documentum applications and feature enhancements like a new user interface offering an improved user experience. In addition, also full native support for x64 and Citrix support is planned. The release is planned for July 2022 and you can find the first information and a early bird discount for the upcoming dqMan here:

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