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TitleHow to view promsgs contents
URL NameHow-to-view-promsgs-contents
Article Number000113432
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: All supported versions
OS: Windows, Linux
Question/Problem Description
How to view promsgs contents.

Is there a list of database log codes we can keep for reference when creating log monitors ?

How to get list of Log Messages?
 
 
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To gather Log Messages information, there are three ways:

1. Go to the Progress Installation Directory (DLC)\OpenEdge\prohelp\msgdata
- View each msg file using notepad or any text editor (best approach to view the full list)
 
2. Go to Procedure Editor and under Help section -> Click on Messages
- View each message information by entering a message number

3. Go to the Progress Installation Directory (DLC)\OpenEdge and find "promsgs" file (promsgs is a binary file and Strings is used to convert binary into ASCII)

Windows:
To be able to read the "promsgs" file with Windows String:

   1. Download Windows Strings from here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/strings#using-strings

   2. Then, extract the zip and run the Strings64 (64 bit OS) or Strings (32 bit OS) as administrator. 

   3. Next, open your Windows Command Prompt and run the command: strings <path_to_the_file>. For example: C:\Users\Administrator>strings C:\DLC\OpenEdge\promsgs

Linux:
To be able to read the "promsgs" file with Linux String:

    1. Run the command: strings <installpath>dlc/promsgs |less

Therefore, Strings Application just converts the binary into ASCII format. The messages might be broken into pieces (can be fixed manually by exporting to a text file), but this is another way of getting all Log Messages and codes.

 
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Progress Article(s):
000001379: 4GL/ABL: How to programmatically get the description of an error message based on its number?
Last Modified Date6/6/2019 1:27 PM
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