ALERT: Some images may not load properly within the Knowledge Base Article. If you see a broken image, please right-click and select 'Open image in a new tab'. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Datamaker error- Repository table gtrep is not populated so this repository cannot be used


Article ID: 5438


Updated On:


CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)


When I try to connect to the repository in Datamaker, I receive the following error message: 

Test Data Repository: Repository is not populated! 
The Repository table gtrep_system is not populated so this Repository cannot be used. 


This error is usually seen when the repository is not installed and setup correctly using the Datamaker Repository Kit. We highly recommend working with a DBA for this process.


CA Test Data Manager (TDM)- Datamaker


To resolve this issue, first make sure you have downloaded the CA Test Data Manager Repository Kit from CA Support Online. These directions outline how to download TDM (which is where the repository kit can be found as well): 

<Please see attached file for image>

src="/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=0150c000004AKNwAAO" alt="download repo kit.png" width="1175" height="183">

Once downloaded, open the file. Within the 'DB-install-kit-3.X.X' folder, click on the 'Oracle_Install_Kit' or the 'SQL_Server_Install_Kit'. Follow the directions in this documentation to continue the installation: 

<Please see attached file for image>

src="/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=0150c000004AKNxAAO" alt="folder kit.png" width="362" height="167">

Once installed and configured, follow the directions in this documentation to connect to the repository in Datamaker:

Additional Information

If you experience any further issues, please open a support case by going to  


1558707804446000005438_sktwi1f5rjvs16qub.png get_app
1558707802166000005438_sktwi1f5rjvs16qua.png get_app