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Data Transfer Reports CWBDB0014 on CLOB Data

Technote (troubleshooting)


Data Transfer reports CWBDB0014 if an attempt is made to use LOB type fields. Data transfer does not support the use of LOBs.

Resolving the problem

An iSeries for Windows Data Transfer download request receives the following message: CWBDB0014 - The request handle generated a function parameter that is not valid on the server.

After clicking OK, another message is issued: CWBTF0005 - The data in this field is incorrect or does not match the PC data type. Some versions of iSeries Access or System i Access will only report message CWBTF0005.

The iSeries file contained a CLOB (character large object) field. Data Transfer does not support LOBs (large objects). This includes both BLOBs (binary large objects) and CLOBS. There are no plans to add this support to Data Transfer.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Operating System IBM i 6.1
Operating System IBM i 7.1

Historical Number


Document information

More support for: IBM i
Data Access

Software version: 5.3.0, 5.4.0, 6.1.0, 7.1.0

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: N1015104

Modified date: 25 September 2012

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