Error 5851



Message text

Configuration Error: Configuration file '%s' has an unknown format on line %d.


You can set or change the value of Adaptive Server configuration parameters in one of two ways:

The syntax for parameters in the configuration file is:

<parameter_name>={<value> | DEFAULT}


Error 5851 occurs during start-up or when you run sp_configure with the verify or read option when Adaptive Server detects a syntax error in a line in the configuration file. Adaptive Server ignores the line with the syntax error.


Edit your configuration file. Using the configuration file name and line number specified in the error message, remove or correct the incorrect entry.

Additional information

Refer to “Setting Configuration Parameters” in the System Administration Guide: Volume 1 for information about configuration parameters and files.

Versions in which this error is raised

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