Informix Error Messages and Error Codes From Error 473 to 478
Informix Error Code -473 The specified data type is not a X/Open standard type.
This error is generated when a GET DESCRIPTOR or a SET DESCRIPTOR statement is executed in X/Open mode, and the value for the type field is not an X/Open standard type. Check the X/Open codes for data types again, and make sure that the correct type is being used.
Informix Error Code -474 Unknown field type.
An unknown field type has been requested. Check that you are using one of the valid field types in X/Open mode, and try again. The valid field types are TYPE, LENGTH, PRECISION, SCALE, NULLABLE, INDICATOR, DATA, and NAME.
Informix Error Code -475 In a GET statement, if DATA is null, then INDICATOR must be specified.
This X/Open rule indicates that you must request the INDICATOR value in the GET DESCRIPTOR statement when DATA is null.
Informix Error Code -476 The LENGTH field must be specified when the type is SQLCHAR.
When you use a SET DESCRIPTOR statement, and TYPE is set to SQLCHAR, the LENGTH field must also be specified and set in the same SET DESCRIPTOR statement.
Informix Error Code -477 Buffer is too small.
In a GET DESCRIPTOR statement, the buffer (the character host variable) that is specified to store the NAME entry is too small. Increase the buffer size, and call the GET DESCRIPTOR statement again. This error message also is displayed when the host variable is a FILE type, and the buffer used to store its name is too small.
Informix Error Code -478 User must specify TYPE.
In the initial state, when you execute a SET DESCRIPTOR statement, you must specify TYPE as one of the fields to be set. Set the TYPE field in the SET DESCRIPTOR statement, and execute it again.
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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