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dBASE Inc.: dBASE FAQ

dBASE III+ ERROR CODES

Where can I obtain a list of dBASE III error codes? by GEMS
Posted: 28 Dec 00

                 DBASE III+ ERROR CODES
1 The following list of error codes and messages has been derived from DBIII+ (- version 1.1) message files and literature. The list is also valid for early versions of Foxplus and versions of Fox Pro up to 2.5. In the latter however, additional codes run into 4 figures.
2 Where the error code appears in parentheses, the error code number is not displayed by DBIII - only the message.
3 A question mark after the code means that the display of the message and code has not been tested by recreating at least one set of the conditions said to cause that error.

1    File does not exist.
2    Unassigned file no.
3    File is already open.
4    End of file encountered.
5    Record is out of range
6    Too many files are open.
7    File already exists.
8    Unbalanced parenthesis.
9    Data type mismatch.
10    Syntax error.
11    Invalid function argument.
12    Variable not found.
13    ALIAS not found.
14    No find.
15    Not a dBASE database,
16    ***Unrecognized command verb.
17    Cannot select requested database.
18    Line exceeds maximum of 254 characters.
19    Index file does not match database.
20    Record is not in index
21    Out of memory variable memory
22    Out of memory variable slots
23    Index is too big (100 char maximum)
24    ALIAS name already in use.
25    Record is not inserted
26    Database Is not Indexed.
27    Not a numeric expression.
28    Too many indices.
29    File is not accessible.
30    Position is off the screen.
31    Invalid function name.
32    Unknown Error ????
33    Structure invalid.
34    Operation with Memo field invalid
35    Unterminated string.
36    Unrecognized phrase/keyword in command.
37    Not a Logical expression.
38    Beginning of file encountered.
[39]?    Numeric overflow (data was lost)
40    Unknown Error ???
41    .DBT file cannot be opened.
42    CONTINUE without LOCATE.
43    Insufficient memory.
44    Cyclic relation.
45?    Not a character expression.
46    Illegal value.
47    No fields to process.
[48]?    Field not found
[49]?    File has been deleted.
[50]    Report file invalid.
[51]?    End of file or error on keyboard input
[52]    No database is In USE.
53?    There are no files of the type requested in this drive or catalog.
54    Label file invalid.
55    Memory Variable file is invalid.
[56]    Disk full when writing file: <fllename >
57    ***Execution error on CHR() Out of range.
58    ***Execution error on LOG() Zero or negative.
59    ***Execution error on SPACE() Too large..
60    ***Execution error on SPACE() Negative.
61    ***Execution error on SQRT() Negative.
62    ***Execution error on SUBSTR() Start point out of range,
63    ***Execution error on STR() Out of range.
[64]?    Internal error: Unknown command code
[65]?    Internal error: CMD SET
[66]?    Internal error: EVAL work area overflow
[67]?    Internal error: Illegal opcode
[68]?    Internal error: **WARNING** Data will probably be lost Confirm Y/N?
[69]    Unknown Error ???
[70]    Unknown Error ???
[71]    Unknown Error ???
[72]?    Database in Use:could not be opened.
[73]    ^^Expected ON or OFF,
[74]?    ^---Truncates
[75]?    Out of range
76? ***Execution error onù;concatenated string too large.
77 ***Execution error on  +; Concatenated string too large.
78 ***Execution error on -ve base, fractional exponent.
[79]    ***Execution error on STORE String too Large.
[80]    Invalid date (press SPACE)
[81]?    **Not Found**
[82]?    Is not a dBASE command.
[83]?    Unlink of old name incomplete
[84]?    Unknown Error ???
[85]?    ^---Keyword not found
86    Unknown Error ???
87    ***Execution error on NDX(): Invalid index number,
88    ***Execution error on REPLICATE(): String too large.
[89]    Cannot erase a file which is open.
90    Operation with Logical field invalid
91    File was not lOADed.
92?    Unable to load COMMAND.COM.
93    No PARAMETER statement found.
94    Wrong number of parameters.
95    Valid only in programs.
96    Mismatched DO WHILE and ENDDO.
[97?]    Bad read or illegal printer file
[98]?    Not a RunTime file
[99]?    Invalid DOS SET option.
[100]    Lock failed, but not because of previous lock.
[101]?    Not suspended.
102    ***Execution error on STUFF() String too large,
103    DOs nested too deep
104    Unknown function key.
105    Table is full
106    Invalid index number.
107    Invalid operator.
108?    File is in use by another.
109?    Record is in use by another.
110?    Exclusive open of file is required
111?    Cannot write to read-only file.
112    Index expression is too big (220 char maximum).
[113] Index Interrupted. Index will be deleted if not completed.
[114]    Index damaged. REINDEX should be done before using data.
115    Invalid DIF File Header.
116    Invalid DIF vector ù DBF field mismatch.
117    Invalid DIF Type Indicator
118    Invalid DIF Character.
119    Invalid SYLK File Header.
120    Invalid SYLK File Dimension Bounds
121    Invalid SYLK File Format.
122    Data Catalog has not been established
123    Invalid printer port.
124    Invalid printer redirection.
[125]    Printer not ready. Retry? (Y/N)
126    Printer is either not connected or turned off.
127    Not a valid VIEW file.
[128]    Unable to SKIP
[129]?    Unable to LOCK
130?    Record is not locked.
131?    Database is encrypted.
132?    Unauthorized login
133?    Unauthorized access level
134?    Not a valid QUERY file.
135?    Unsupported path given.
[136]    Maximum record length exceeded.
[137]    Unknown error ???
138    No fields were found to copy.
139    Cannot JOIN a file with itself.
140    Not a valid PFS file.
141    Fields list too complicated.
142?    Relation record is in use by others.
143?    Query not valid for this environment.
[144]?    Unauthorized duplicate.
[145]?    Error in configuration value.
146    Maximum path length exceeded.
147    Cannot append in column order.
148?    Network server busy.
149    -. Master catalog is empty.
[150]    HELP text not Found


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