Variables in error message text

Table 4-1 explains the symbols that appear in the text provided with each error message explanation:

Table 4-1: Error text symbols key


Stands for

%d, %D

Decimal number

%x,%X,%.*x,%lx, %04x, %08lx

Hexadecimal number


Null-terminated string

%.*s, %*s, %*.s

String, usually the name of a particular database object


Adaptive Server-defined structure


Single character


Floating-point number


Long decimal


Double floating-point number