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FileMaker Pro 14: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser, Stuart Gripman

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Appendix D. FileMaker Error Codes

The following table lists the error codes that may pop up when FileMaker detects something out of whack in your database, especially when you’re writing or running a script. You’ll run into error codes when you’re testing a script with the Script Debugger in FileMaker Pro Advanced or if you use a Get(LastError) calculation. Like many things written by and for computer programmers, these descriptions may not make much sense in English, but they may provide a little more guidance than the error number alone.

Error codes marked with an asterisk (*) apply only to web-published databases.

ERROR NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

-1

Unknown error

0

No error

1

User-canceled action

2

Memory error

3

Command is unavailable (for example, wrong operating system, wrong mode, and so on)

4

Command is unknown

5

Command is invalid (for example, a Set Field script step does not have a calculation specified)

6

File is read-only

7

Running out of memory

8

Empty result

9

Insufficient privileges

10

Requested data is missing

11

Name is not valid

12

Name already exists

13

File or object is in use

14

Out of range

15

Can’t divide by zero

16

Operation failed, request retry (for example, a user query)

17

Attempt to convert foreign character set to UTF-16 failed

18

Client must provide account information to proceed

19

String contains characters other than A-Z, a-z, 0-9 (ASCII)

20

Command/operation canceled by triggered script

21

Map Win32 error of “ERROR_NOT_Supported.” Microsoft documentation is “the request is not supported.”

26

The file ...

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