Informix Error Messages and Error Codes From Error 250 to 256
Informix Error Code -250 Cannot read record from file for update.
The database server cannot get a row of a table prior to update. Check the accompanying ISAM error code for more information. Possibly another user has locked the row or the table, or possibly a more serious problem exists.
Informix Error Code -251 ORDER BY or GROUP BY column number is too big.
The ORDER BY or GROUP BY clause uses column-sequence numbers, and at least one of them is larger than the count of columns in the select list. Check that you entered the clause correctly and that you did not omit an item from the select list.
Informix Error Code -252 Cannot get system information for table.
The database server cannot access system information associated with the table. Check the accompanying ISAM error code for more information. Unless the ISAM error code or an operating-system message points to another cause, run the oncheck utility to verify file integrity.
Informix Error Code -253 Identifier too long – maximum length is 18.
A name in the statement exceeds the maximum length. Check the length of the names and whether a typographical error caused two names to run together.
Informix Error Code -254 Too many or too few host variables given.
The number of host variables that you named in the INTO clause of this statement does not match the number of “?” place holders that you wrote into the statement. Locate the text of the statement (in a PREPARE or DECLARE statement), and verify the number of place holders. Then review the list in the INTO clause to see which item is incorrect.
Informix Error Code -255 Not in transaction.
The database server cannot execute this COMMIT WORK or ROLLBACK WORK statement because no BEGIN WORK was executed to start a transaction. Because no transaction was started, you cannot end one. Any database modifications that were made are now permanent; they cannot be rolled back but do not need to be committed. Review the sequence of SQL statements to see where the transaction should have started.
This error can occur when you open a cursor for update and have not started a transaction yet.
Informix Error Code -256 Transaction not available.
You cannot begin a transaction in this database because it does not have a transaction log. In order to support transactions, you must start a transaction log. Refer to your Administrator’s Guide for information on how to start a transaction log.
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.