Learning more about messages can help you to identify an error or problem and resolve the problem by using the appropriate recovery action. This information can also be used to understand where messages are generated and logged.
Every time you encounter a message, it is logged in the Lotus
® Expeditor diagnostic log.
Messages in Lotus
Expeditor typically consist of a message identifier, message text, an explanation, and a user response.
Most message identifiers consist of a three-character message prefix, followed by a four- or five-digit message number and a single-letter suffix. For example, IHW1042C. The prefix indicates the component that generated the message. The suffix indicates the severity of the message.
In general, message identifiers that end with a C are for severe messages; those ending with an E indicate urgent messages; those ending with an N indicate error messages; those ending with a W indicate warning messages; and those ending with an I indicate informational messages. If a message is informational, the output is not written to the command line; it only appears in the diagnostic log.
The message text briefly states the event or problem that has occurred. Sometimes tokens or variables are included in the message text. When Lotus
Expeditor generates a message containing tokens, each token is replaced by a value specific to the event or problem that was encountered. For example: IHW0107N The name name
is too long. The maximum length is length
. When this message is generated at run time, the message tokens would be replaced by the actual name of the object that caused the error, and the maximum length allowed for that type of object.
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