55.1 How to Find Error Messages

deltrx0300: date

is not a valid deletion date

the label is deltrx0300. deltrx represents the program that deletes old invoice records, deltrx. The following table lists the error message labels and the programs associated with each label.

Table 55 - 1 Error Message Labels

Label Program Description

bkfrm bookform library function, general purpose user_edit

bopen bopen library function, open files

delrec delrec process to delete old bank deposit records

deltrx deltrx process to delete old transactions

dtpy dttopy library function, date conversion routines

lgr ledger library function, accesses ledger file

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

The error messages are grouped by data entry screens and processes. Most data entry screen labels do not contain characters and are listed numerically. Although most process labels are made up of characters representing the process followed by numbers, labels for errors related to user input are usually made up of just numbers. 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

deltrx0110: 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

deltrx0120: 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 an invoice on the invoice 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.