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url.js:354 error starting dimension


  • I'm getting the following error trying to start dimension:
Starting matrix-dimension
      this.auth = decodeURIComponent(rest.slice(0, atSign));

URIError: URI malformed
    at decodeURIComponent (<anonymous>)
    at Url.parse (url.js:354:19)
    at Object.urlParse [as parse] (url.js:157:13)
    at new Sequelize (/home/node/matrix-dimension/node_modules/sequelize/dist/lib/sequelize.js:1:1292)
    at new Sequelize (/home/node/matrix-dimension/node_modules/sequelize-typescript/dist/sequelize/sequelize/sequelize.js:16:9)
    at new _DimensionStore (/home/node/matrix-dimension/build/app/db/DimensionStore.js:42:30)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/node/matrix-dimension/build/app/db/DimensionStore.js:106:26)
    at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1072:14)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1101:10)
    at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:937:32)


  • Element Enterprise Installer 2022.05-02


Ensure that you do not have any % characters in your PostgreSQL password. Once you have removed any % characters from your PostgreSQL password, please update your configuration files and re-run the installer.

Root Cause

Dimension does not properly encode the % for it's Postgresql connection URL and this triggers the above error.