Error "GLS initialization failed, error -1212"

Technote (troubleshooting)


Running any of the following commands gives error "GLS initialization failed, error -1212"

oninit -iyv
onstat -
oninit -V
dbaccess -V


Environment variable, DBDATE is set to blank

Diagnosing the problem

Check environment variable DBDATE.

Resolving the problem

Follow any one of the below specified options to resolve the problem.

1. Unset environment variable DBDATE, or

2. Set DBDATE to a valid format.

For example:

In C-shell, setenv DBDATE MDY2/

In ksh or bsh shell, export DBDATE=MDY2/

Document information

More support for:

Informix Servers

Software version:

10.0, 11.1, 11.5, 11.7

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Reference #:


Modified date:


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