37.1 How to Find Error Messages

makeck0340: check number

checkno already used

the label is makeck0340. makeck represents the program that creates checks, makeck. The following table lists the error message labels and the programs associated with each label.

Table 37 - 1 Error Message Labels

Label Program Description

bkfrm bookform library function, general purpose user_edit

bopen bopen library function, open files

cancelck cancelck process to cancel checks

cdform cdform user_edit for cash disbursements screen

deltrx deltrx process to delete old transactions

lgr ledger library function, accesses ledger file

makecd makecd process to create pay list

makeck makeck process to create checks

mklist postlist library function, user_edit that runs trial post

mstr mstredit library function, user_edit for master records

post post library function, posting routines

reqfld reqfld library function, checks for required fields

vaform vaform library function, accesses validation form

valf valform library function, validation routine

voform voform user_edit for voucher screen

voidck voidck process to void checks

voucher voucher process to create vouchers

The error messages are grouped by data entry screens, processes, and report processes. Data entry screen labels do not contain characters and are listed numerically. Errors for each process are grouped together and are listed numerically.

A few error messages are not preceded by labels. These messages appear at the beginning of their sections. Error messages that can occur in more than one area of the system, are listed in the group titled, General Error Messages. These messages are listed alphabetically and numerically.

Some error messages in the Processes section are preceded by a system error message or a message listed in the General Error Messages section. These messages provide more detailed information as shown below.


error message

cancelck0110: cannot open [master | header | detail] file for


The message labeled bopen describes why the file cannot be opened. The bopen message is listed in the General Error Messages section. The other type of double error message is an error message that is preceded by a system error message.


system error message

cancelck0120: cannot set [master, header, detail] file field list for


The system error message specifies why the field list cannot be set for the file.

Many of the error messages, make reference to name, ledger, or ledger code. Every file within the C/Books accounting system is associated with a ledger code and is described by a name. These codes along with their associated files and descriptive names are listed in the Accounting Files section.

To look up an error message, first locate the group where the message occurred. For example, if you encounter an error entering a voucher on the Voucher data entry screen, you would look under the section titled, Data Entry Screens. If you cannot find the error message there, look for the message in the General Error Messages section.

If you need to call our support line in order to resolve a problem, be sure to give the support person the labels associated with any error messages you have encountered.