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BFGDB0003E error on startup, with text "[[ibm][db2][jcc][10333][11649] No license was found."

Technote (troubleshooting)


When the WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition (WMQFTE / WMQ FTE) Database Logger is first run, it emits the following error message:

BFGDB0003E: A problem occurred with the database. The database driver reported the following details: SQL State [null], Error Code [-99999], Message [[ibm][db2][jcc][10333][11649] No license was found. An appropriate license file db2jcc_license_*.jar must be provided in the CLASSPATH setting.]

Note that this Technote refers only to BFGDB0003E messages containing the above text. Other problems may produce BFGDB0003E messages with different text.


This message is emitted by the DB2 database driver when it is unable to locate the DB2 license classes in the classpath.

Resolving the problem

Arrange for the DB2 driver license to be included in the classpath. This is best achieved by including it in the wmqfte.database.driver property in the file. For example:


Note that on Windows, the paths should be separated with the ; character rather than : .

Related information

Database properties page in FTE Infocenter

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Data & Information Management DB2 for Linux- UNIX and Windows

Product Alias/Synonym


Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ
WMQ File Transfer Edition

Software version: 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1390412

Modified date: 12 June 2013

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