List of Run-Time Error Numbers and Messages for QuickBasic

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This article contains a complete list of run-time errors and their corresponding numbers (returned by the ERR function). These errors can be trapped with the ON ERROR GOTO statement.

This information applies to Microsoft QuickBasic Versions 1.00, 1.01, 1.02, 2.00, 2.01, 3.00, 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50 for MS-DOS, to Microsoft Basic Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b for MS-DOS and MS OS/2, and to Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2.

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Error                              Error
   Code   Description                 Code   Description
   -----  -----------                 -----  -----------

    1*    NEXT without FOR            37*    Argument-count mismatch
    2*    SYNTAX error                38*    Array not defined
    3     RETURN without GOSUB        39**   CASE ELSE expected
    4     Out of DATA                 40     Variable required
    5     Illegal function call       50     Field Overflow
    6     Overflow                    51     Internal Error
    7     Out of memory               52     Bad file name or number
    8     Label not defined           53     File not found
    9     Subscript out of range      54     Bad file mode
   10     Duplicate definition        55     File already open
   11     Division by zero            56     FIELD statement active
   12*    Illegal in direct mode      57     Device I/O error
   13*    Type mismatch               58     File already exists
   14     Out of string space         59     Bad record length
   16*    String formula too complex  61     Disk Full
   17*    Cannot continue             62     Input past end-of-file
   18     Function not defined        63     Bad record number
   19     No RESUME                   64     Bad file name
   20     RESUME without error        67     Too many files
   24     Device timeout              68     Device Unavailable
   25     Device Fault                69     Communications-buffer overflow
   26*    FOR without NEXT            70     Permission denied
   27     Out of paper                71     Disk not ready
   29*    WHILE without WEND          72     Disk-media error
   30*    WEND without WHILE          73     Advanced feature unavailable
   33*    Duplicate LABEL             74     Rename across disks
   35*    Subprogram not defined      75     Path/file access error
                                      76     Path not found

   *   Denotes errors that usually occur at COMPILE TIME, but may
       occur and be trapped during RUN TIME under special circumstances

   **  Denotes that the error number was removed in Basic PDS 7.00
				
The following errors appear in Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00 only:
   80     Feature removed
   81     Invalid name
   82     Table not found
   83     Index not found
   84     Invalid column
   85     No current record
   86     Duplicate value for unique index
   87     Invalid operation on null index
   88     Database needs repair
				
The following undefined error numbers produce an "Unprintable error" message if they are not trapped with the ON ERROR GOTO statement:
15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 31, 32, 34, 41-49, 60, 65, 66, 77, and upwards
For Microsoft Basic PDS 7.00, the numbers that generate the "Unprintable error" message are as follows:
15 ,21, 22, 23, 28, 31, 32, 34, 39, 41-49, 60, 65, 66, 77-79, 89 and upwards
For a more detailed explanation of the above errors, please consult your language reference manual for Basic or QuickBasic, or your "Microsoft QuickBasic 4.5: Programming in Basic" manual for Version 4.50, Appendix I, or the QB Advisor on-line Help system for QuickBasic Version 4.50, or your "Microsoft Basic 7.0: Language Reference" manual for Basic PDS 7.00, Appendix D, or the Microsoft Advisor on-line Help system for Basic PDS Version 7.00.

You can invoke any error in the QB.EXE or QBX.EXE environment with the ERROR statement. In QB.EXE 4.50 or QBX.EXE 7.00, the ERROR statement displays the error message with the choice to receive Help on the error. Choosing Help gives a brief explanation and some key points to consider when tracking down the cause of the error.

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Article ID: 47753 - Last Review: November 21, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 1.0
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 1.01
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 1.02
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 2.0
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 2.01
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 3.0
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 4.0
  • Microsoft QuickBASIC 4.0b
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 4.5 for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft BASIC Compiler 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BASIC Compiler 6.0b, when used with:
    • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.0
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