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2059305 - Error 942 when creating a database or object - SAP ASE


  • Not possible to create a database or objects.
  • Getting the following error message in the ASE log:

server  Error: 942, Severity: 20, State: 2
server  Database '<DB_NAME>' cannot be opened because the system descriptor for table ID <NUMBER> cannot be installed.

  • The following or similar error messages as below can also appear:

server  Error: 8241, Severity: 21, State: 1
server  Fatal internal error encountered while instantiating DBTABLE for database '<DB_NAME_HERE>'. Database is unusable. Please contact Sybase Technical Support for assistance.

server  Error: 12324, Severity: 21, State: 1
server  In database '<DB_NAME_HERE>', the server failed to open required table 'sysusers'. Please contact Sybase Technical Support.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) All Versions
  • All Platforms


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise all versions ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise all versions


Database cannot be opened, cannot create database, file descriptors, ulimit, ulimit -n, number of user connections to low, number of devices , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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