Informix Error Messages and Error Codes From Error 23768 to 23771

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Informix Error Code -23768 External table must be fixed format for external column type column-name.
An external column type of PACKED, ZONED or BINARY was found for an external table that is not defined as a FIXED-format file.
Only FIXED-format files can define external-column types that are not CHAR.

Informix Error Code -23769 Unknown external column type column-name.
The CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement contains an external-column type that was not recognized. Valid external-column types are CHAR, PACKED, ZONED, and BINARY. CHAR values must be in quotes.
Check the CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement to make sure that the external-column types are valid.

Informix Error Code -23770 Only check constraints can be defined for external tables.
The CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement contains one or more types of constraint that are not allowed.
Check the statement for primary-key, referential, or unique constraints on a column or for the table.
Informix Error Code -23771 Internal type must be a numeric type column-name.
The CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement contains external-column types that do not agree with the internal-column type. Whenever the external- column type is PACKED, ZONED or BINARY, the internal type must be a numeric type such as INTEGER, SMALLINT, FLOAT, or DECIMAL.
Check the CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE statement to make sure any external- column types agree with the internal-column type.

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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