When I open Exm campaign page it throws error

"A serious error occurred please contact the administrator"

This error has appeared at the same time on different servers. Sitecore returned it from "domain"/sitecore/api/ssc/EXM/InitialActiveReviews request.


5396 09:59:07 ERROR System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server was unable to process request. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: The model backing the 'FrameworkDbModel' context has changed since the database was created. Consider using Code First Migrations to update the database (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=238269).
   at System.Data.Entity.CreateDatabaseIfNotExists`1.InitializeDatabase(TContext context)
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.InternalContext.PerformInitializationAction(Action action)
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.InternalContext.PerformDatabaseInitialization()
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.RetryAction`1.PerformAction(TInput input)
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.LazyInternalContext.InitializeDatabaseAction(Action`1 action)
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.InternalContext.GetEntitySetAndBaseTypeForType(Type entityType)
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.Linq.InternalSet`1.Initialize()
   at System.Data.Entity.Internal.Linq.InternalSet`1.get_InternalContext()
   at System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.DbQuery`1.System.Linq.IQueryable.get_Provider()
   at System.Linq.Queryable.FirstOrDefault[TSource](IQueryable`1 source, Expression`1 predicate)
   at ScCf.Subscription.ServerManager.GetServersByLicenseId(IAppsDataContext ctx, String licenseId) in C:\BuildAgent\work\3937cb50f5c3bdcd\ScCf.Subscription\ServerManager.cs:line 76
   at ScCf.Subscription.ServerManager.GetServer(String licenceId) in C:\BuildAgent\work\3937cb50f5c3bdcd\ScCf.Subscription\ServerManager.cs:line 28
   at Sitecore.Apps.Server.ServerService.GetServer(String licenseId, String password) in C:\BuildAgent\work\3937cb50f5c3bdcd\Sitecore.Apps\Server\ServerService.cs:line 27
   at Sitecore.Apps.Log.Logger.LogWebServiceCall(Credentials credentials) in C:\BuildAgent\work\3937cb50f5c3bdcd\Sitecore.Apps\Log\Logger.cs:line 50
   at Sitecore.Apps.ContextInitializer.Initialize(Credentials credentials, String language) in C:\BuildAgent\work\3937cb50f5c3bdcd\Sitecore.Apps\ContextInitializer.cs:line 31
   at Sitecore.Apps.WebService.WebServiceBase.Execute[T,TResult](Credentials credentials, Func`2 funcToExecute, T t) in C:\BuildAgent\work\3937cb50f5c3bdcd\Sitecore.Apps\WebService\WebServiceBase.cs:line 58
   at Sitecore.Apps.WebService.AppsService.GetServerApplicationsByApplicationId(Credentials credentials, Guid applicationId) in C:\BuildAgent\work\3937cb50f5c3bdcd\Sitecore.Apps\WebService\AppsService\ServerApplications.cs:line 32

Thank you.


2 Answers 2


This behavior is more related to the on-going update of the Sitecore server-side API performed by our team. It's not expected behavior, so we are working to get it fixed as soon as possible. Please watch the further status here: https://status.cloud.sitecore.net/maintenance/b59d217b-bfed-4066-900c-0e4fba161dac

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    Update: should be fixed now Aug 6, 2018 at 15:26

I'm seeing the same problem as of today. I've done some tracing, and EXM appears to be attempting to check its subscription status via this local API call:


That logs the same exception in the EXM logs that you noted: "The model backing the 'FrameworkDbModel' context has changed since the database was created"

By inspecting the outgoing traffic from our CM server, I can see that this is actually coming from an external Sitecore service API call to:


The response includes the following JSON:

  "@odata.context":"http://appcenter.cloud.sitecore.net/api/$metadata#Edm.String","value":"The model backing the 'FrameworkDbModel' context has changed since the database was created. Consider using Code First Migrations to update the database (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=238269)."

It looks like Sitecore have updated their API, and it's now incompatible with the existing services out in the wild trying to call it. I'll be logging a support request now.

  • I can confirm that the fix implemented by Artem's team has resolved my issue.
    – Dakkith
    Aug 7, 2018 at 5:22

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