Informix Error Messages and Error Codes From Error 16 to 22

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Informix Error Code -16 Mount device busy.
An operating-system error code with the meaning shown was unexpectedly returned to the database server. Look for other operating-system error messages that might give more information. If the error recurs, please note all circumstances and contact Informix Technical Support.
Informix Error Code -17 File exists.

An operating-system error code with the meaning shown was unexpectedly returned to the database server. This error may reflect an attempt in a REPORT TO specification to replace an existing file. Look for other operating-system error messages that might give more information.
Informix Error Code -18 Cross-device link.
An operating-system error code with the meaning shown was unexpectedly returned to the database server. If the error recurs, please note all circumstances and contact Informix Technical Support.
Informix Error Code -19 No such device.
An operating-system error code with the meaning shown was unexpectedly returned to the database server. An error might exist in the configuration of the database software. That error might include an incorrect address in the chunk-device or tape-device parameters that were given to the database server. Or an error might have occurred in a REPORT TO specification in a report. Look for other operating-system error messages that might give more information.

Informix Error Code -20 Not a directory.
An operating-system error code with the meaning shown was unexpectedly returned to the database server. Look for other operating-system error messages that might give more information. Some database servers store databases as directories that are named database.dbs. If you place a file (not a directory) with the .dbs suffix in your DBPATH, this error might result.
Informix Error Code -21 Is a directory.
An operating-system error code with the meaning shown was unexpectedly returned to the database server. A file-type operation has been directed to a directory. Some database servers store tables, indexes, and lock files as files with particular suffixes in the database directory. If a directory replaced such a file, this error might result. Look for other operating-system error messages that might give more information.
Informix Error Code -22 Invalid argument.
An operating-system error code with the meaning shown was unexpectedly returned to the database server. Look for other operating-system error messages that might give more information. If the error recurs, please refer to the Appendix entitled “Trapping Errors” in your Administrator’s Guide to acquire additional diagnostics. Contact Informix Technical Support with the diagnostic information.

Above are list of Informix Error Messages and Errors Codes or Status Codes or Exit Codes along with Error and Warning messages received while performing certain operation against Informix applications or related products.

What are Informix Error Messages?
All Informix messages returned by the Informix server are assigned an error code.

In general, each Informix error contains the following information:
• The Informix Error Code or Informix Error status
• The message text. This text is usually returned with the Error code. Some messages employ word substitution, where the word substituted represents the system-replacement of a term more specific to the occurrence.
• An explanation of how the error may have occurred.

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SQLServerF1 Team
Information about Informix Error Codes or Status Codes or Exit Codes and Error Messages on Windows, Linux Operating Systems.

 

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