Informix Error Messages and Error Codes From Error 23746 to 23750

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Informix Error Code -23746 CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE: Invalid external column type column-name.
The CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement contains an invalid external column type.
Make sure the external-column types are valid: CHAR, PACKED, ZONED, or BINARY. CHAR data must be enclosed in quotes.
Informix Error Code -23747 CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE: FIXED or DELIMITED columns must be external chars column-name.
The CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement contains an external column type that is invalid. If the table describes a FIXED format file, the valid external- column types are CHAR, PACKED, ZONED, and BINARY. CHAR data must be enclosed in quotes.
If the table describes a DELIMITED format file and includes external-column types, then the type must be CHAR. A table that describes DELIMITED format files does not need to include external-column-type information.

Informix Error Code -23748 CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE: Missing external-column-type column-name.
The CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement is missing the external-column- type information. This information is required for tables that describe FIXED format files.
Add the column-type information and resubmit the statement.

Informix Error Code -23749 CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE: Only FIXED format columns can declare null column-name.
The CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE table statement has found a column defining a null string with the NULL “null-string” syntax that is invalid. Only tables that describe FIXED format files can have a null value defined with the NULL keyword.
Rework the statement and resubmit it.
Informix Error Code -23750 Invalid file type in DATAFILES string datafile entry.
An error occurred when the database server tried to expand the DATAFILES entries in an INSERT or SELECT statement for an external table. The external table has a DATAFILES entry with an illegal file type. Only DISK and PIPE file types are allowed for external tables.
Examine the external-table entry, drop the external table, and reissue a corrected CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement to correct this error.

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

 

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