Runtime Errors

This topic lists the Acu4GL error messages that could occur during execution of your program. The topic Performance and Troubleshooting, provides information on compile-time errors and also provides several methods for retrieving runtime errors.

Each message is followed by an explanation and a recommended recovery procedure.

Runtime errors will have this format:


The 9D indicates a file system error and is reported in your FILE STATUS variable. The nnnn is a secondary, database-specific error code. These are the secondary errors reported directly from Acu4GL for Oracle:

9D/03 Dictionary (.xfd) file not found

The dictionary file for one of your COBOL files cannot be located. Be sure you have specified the correct directory via your XFD_PREFIX configuration variable. You may need to recompile with the "-Fx option to create the dictionary. See Compiler and Runtime Options for additional information on compiler options.


Corrupt dictionary file The dictionary file for one of your COBOL files is corrupt and cannot be read. Recompile with -Fx to re-create the dictionary. Note that this error may be caused by inappropriate application of a directive. Check all directives, and call Technical Services if you have questions.


Too many fields in the key (more than 16 for Oracle) Check your key definitions and redefine the key that is illegal, and then recompile with -Fx.


Mismatched dictionary file The dictionary file (.xfd) for one of your files conflicts with the COBOL description of the file FD. The xx indicates a tertiary error code that is defined by the host file system. You can determine the exact nature of the mismatch by referring to the host system's error values. The tertiary error code may have any of these values:

01 - mismatch found but exact cause unknown (this status is returned by the host file system)

02 - mismatch found in file's maximum record size

03 - mismatch found in file's minimum record size

04 - mismatch found in the number of keys in the file

05 - mismatch found in primary key description

06 - mismatch found in first alternate key description

07 - mismatch found in second alternate key description

The list continues in this manner for each alternate key.


Invalid Cursor The prepare portion is aged out of cache. Re-enter the code while invalidating the prepare portion.