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1859723 - Failed to obtain licenses for ASE_CORE feature from license file or server - SAP ASE


  • ASE server does not start
  • Or starts in grace mode : SySAM: Checked out graced license for 1 ASE_CORE
  • The following messages are seen in the ASE error log during start-up:

SySAM: Using licenses from: /sybase/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/my_license.lic
SySAM: Checked out graced license for 1 ASE_CORE (2016.1231) will expire Sun May 26 15:00:00 2017.
SySAM: Failed to obtain license(s) for ASE_CORE feature from license file(s) or server(s).
SySAM: Licenses exist for ASE, but a license containing the configured (PE=EE;LT=SR) attributes could not be obtained. Verify that ASE is configured to use the correct type of license, and either reconfigure; or generate and deploy the desired license from the Sybase Product Download Center.

  • The combination of PE=EE / LT=SR is not unique for this issue. Many other combinations are possible in this error message.



SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE). Not version specific.


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise all versions


"Sybase ASE" , Error: 131274 , "SySAM: WARNING: ASE will shutdown on" , "unless a suitable ASE_CORE license is obtained before that date" ,  "Adaptive Server Enterprise (Edition not set - under grace)", "(Edition not set - under grace)" , "under grace" , grace, properties file , KBA , XX-SER-LIKEY-SYB , Sybase Products , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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