Understanding error message severity levels

Each numbered error message has an associated severity level that indicates the seriousness of the problem Adaptive Server has encountered.

Error messages with a severity lower than 19 display on the client. Errors with a severity of 19 and higher are sent to the error log. If the message indicates a fatal error, it typically includes a stack trace.

For more information about severity levels, see “Diagnosing System Problems” in the System Administration Guide: Volume 1.