Information for each error or warning message

Error number

This number consists of three parts – the application_code, the error_ID and the error_type.

  • Application_code:
    A three-letter code assigned by National Collections to identify each software application (eg, NMS = NMDS). For the standard error or warning message that applies to more than one software application, the application code is NZS = National Collections.
  • Error_ID:
    This is a unique number (eg, 1003).
  • Error_type:
    Severity of message (E = error, W = warning).


Error and warning type description

A detailed description of the error/warning and suggestions for why it may have arisen.

Error and warning message

This is the message that is sent back to providers. It may contain substitution parameters (prefixed with ‘%’) which the program fills in with the particular value (eg, the value ‘%2’ is not a valid value for the field ‘%1’). Where the error/warning message is listed as ‘to be assigned’, this number is not currently used.