Error 8204



Message text

Expected to receive system catalog id. Instead %d was received.


Object descriptors are the data structures used to manage access to Adaptive Server objects. Adaptive Server tracks individual descriptors by database table and system catalog ID. Error 8204 occurs if an invalid system catalog ID is returned while Adaptive Server is trying to locate a descriptor.

Error 8204 is caused by incorrect system catalogs or an Adaptive Server problem.


Call Sybase Technical Support.

Additional information

When you call Sybase Technical Support, have the information listed in “Reporting errors”, including the output of dbcc checkcatalog if you know the database in which the error occurred.

Versions in which this error is raised

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