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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Programming » Database tools interface (DBTools)


Software component exit codes

All database tools library entry points use the following exit codes. The SQL Anywhere utilities (dbbackup, dbspawn, dbeng12, and so on) also use these exit codes.

Code Status Explanation
0 EXIT_OKAY Success
1 EXIT_FAIL General failure
2 EXIT_BAD_DATA Invalid file format
3 EXIT_FILE_ERROR File not found, unable to open
4 EXIT_OUT_OF_MEMORY Out of memory
5 EXIT_BREAK Terminated by the user
6 EXIT_COMMUNICATIONS_FAIL Failed communications
7 EXIT_MISSING_DATABASE Missing a required database name
8 EXIT_PROTOCOL_MISMATCH Client/server protocol mismatch
9 EXIT_UNABLE_TO_CONNECT Unable to connect to the database server
10 EXIT_ENGINE_NOT_RUNNING Database server not running
11 EXIT_SERVER_NOT_FOUND Database server not found
12 EXIT_BAD_ENCRYPT_KEY Missing or bad encryption key
13 EXIT_DB_VER_NEWER Server must be upgraded to run database
14 EXIT_FILE_INVALID_DB File is not a database
15 EXIT_LOG_FILE_ERROR Log file was missing or other error
16 EXIT_FILE_IN_USE File in use
17 EXIT_FATAL_ERROR Fatal error occurred
18 EXIT_MISSING_LICENSE_FILE Missing server license file
19 EXIT_BACKGROUND_SYNC_ABORTED Background synchronization aborted to allow higher priority operations proceed
20 EXIT_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED Database cannot be started because access is denied
255 EXIT_USAGE Invalid parameters on the command line

These exit codes are defined in the %SQLANY12%\sdk\include\sqldef.h file.