Advantage Error Guide
Problem: The Advantage application was unable to connect to the Advantage Database Server.
Solution: Several problems can cause this error to occur. Some common solutions are listed below. Reference the Advantage Knowledge Base for more detailed descriptions and a more complete list of known error cases.
Verify the Advantage Database Server is installed and running on the server where the database is located.
If attempting to use the Advantage Local Server and not the Advantage Database Server, make sure the application's "server types" setting is set to use the Advantage Local Server.
If using the Native SQL Utility in the Advantage Data Architect, and you desire to use the Advantage Local Server and not the Advantage Database Server, make sure the Advantage connection type is set to "Local (ALS)". This can be done via the Query Options dialog that is accessed by clicking the button that has the screwdriver, hammer, and wrench on it.
If the server is NetWare 5 or greater, make sure the version of the Advantage Database Server is 5.6 or greater, and make sure the Advantage client is v2.6 or greater.
If communicating to a server that only has IPX installed, make sure the Advantage client is enabled to send IPX packets.
If running through a firewall, make sure the Advantage IP send and receive ports are properly configured and opened up through the firewall.