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Compiler Errors Reference (0500-0999)

C0500W

Message Format

C0500W: The OSS.DefineName directive is ignored when the -compat nodecouplednames command-line option is specified.

Message format when using the compiler GUI:

C0500W: The OSS.DefineName directive is ignored because the "No Decoupled Names" box in the scroll down menu within the "Compatibility options" group in the "Output Files" tab of the "Compiler Options" window is checked.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains an OSS.DefineName directive that was ignored because the -compat noDecoupledNames option was previously specified.

Possible Solution

Make sure you do not specify the -compat noDecoupledNames option when ASN.1-compiling your syntax. For more information, see Compiler Options.

A0501E

Message Format

A0501E: The right version brackets ']]' are missing in ASN.1 type.

Message Cause

This error indicates that the closing version brackets for the named type are missing.

Example

Module-A0501E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   A ::= CHOICE {
      c BOOLEAN,
      ... ,
      [[ d BIT STRING
   }
END

Error Message

"a0501e.asn", line 6 (Module-A0501E): A0501E: The right version brackets ']]' are missing in a CHOICE.
}

Possible Solution

Add the closing version brackets.

C0502W

Message Format

C0502W: Using the -compat oldobjectnames command-line option with the -gen command-line option may result in some typenames in objects being incorrectly generated.

Message format when using the compiler GUI:

C0502W: Some typenames from objects may be incorrectly generated in the .gen file because the "Old Object Names" box in the scroll down menu within the "Compatibility options" group in the "Output Files" tab of the "Compiler Options" window is checked.

Message Cause

Some type names may be incorrectly generated in the output .gen file because the input ASN.1 syntax was compiled with both -compat oldObjectNames and -genDirectives options specified.

Possible Solution

Remove the -compat oldObjectNames option from the command line.

A0503E

Message Format

A0503E: No nested version brackets are permitted in each extension addition group in ASN.1 type.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains nested version brackets after an extension addition.

Example

Module-A0503E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   A ::= CHOICE {
         c BOOLEAN,
         ... ,
         [[ d BIT STRING,
            e INTEGER,
            [[f IA5String ]] ]]
      }
END

Error Message

"a0503e.asn", line 7 (Module-A0503E): A0503E: No nested version brackets are permitted in each extension addition group in a CHOICE.
[[f IA5String ]] ]]

Possible Solution

Remove the nested version brackets.

C0504I

Message Format

C0504I: Generating JAVA files.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 compiler is currently writing the output .java files necessary for your application.

Possible Solution

Make sure you do not specify the -verbose option.

C0505E

Message Format

C0505E: The ENCODABLE/DeferDecoding directive is not permitted on 'type reference' since it is an OpenType or ANY

Message Cause

An ASN1.DeferDecoding or OSS.ENCODABLE compiler directive is applied to an ANY type or an open type. This application is not supported.

Possible Solution

Remove the compiler directive application.

C0506E

Message Format

C0506E: The DeferDecoding directive or ENCODABLE directive is not permitted on 'Name'. These directives may only be placed on a component of a SET, SEQUENCE, CHOICE, SET OF or SEQUENCE OF.

Message Cause

An ASN.1 DeferDecoding or OSS.ENCODABLE compiler directive is applied to a type that is not a component of a structured type. These directives are useful only for components of structured types.

Example

Module-C0506E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Name ::= PrintableString --<ENCODABLE>--
END

Error Message

"c0506e.asn", line 2 (Module-C0506E): C0506E: The DeferDecoding directive or ENCODABLE directive is not permitted on 'Name'. These directives may only be placed on a component of a SET, SEQUENCE, CHOICE, SET OF or SEQUENCE OF.

Possible Solution

Place the type within a structured type, and then apply the ASN1.DeferDecoding or OSS.ENCODABLE directive to it.

C0507W

Message Format

C0507W: An object references a Type or ValueSet which is not a PDU due to use of the NOPDU directive. Please consider making the Type or ValueSet a PDU.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains a reference to a type or value set that is not a PDU.

Possible Solution

Remove the OSS.NOPDU directive or apply the OSS.PDU directive.

C0508E

Note

This message number is reserved for future use.

C0509E

Note

This message number is reserved for future use.

A0510E

Message Format

A0510E: The item referenced by the INSTANCE OF is either not an ObjectClass or is not defined.

Message Cause

An INSTANCE OF clause references a non-information-object class or an undefined item.

Possible Solution

Place a reference to a defined information object class after the INSTANCE OF clause.

C0511I

Message Format

C0511I: There are unused standard or OSS-specific directives.

Message Cause

One or more compiler directives could not be applied to any component of the specification.

Possible Solution

To see which compiler directives could not be used, specify the -genDirectives command-line option, and then look at the produced .gen file. Ensure that the absolute references actually match the components.

C0512E

Message Format

C0512E: Package name "package name" cannot be the same as any ASN.1 Module name. Please use the -output option to specify a different package name.

Message Cause

The name of the Java output package and the name of an input ASN.1 module are the same, and therefore will cause a name conflict.

Possible Solution

To specify a different package name, use the -output ASN.1 compiler option.

C0513W

Message Format

C0513W: An empty string specified as a directive argument is ignored.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains an empty string enclosed in quotation marks that is specified as a compiler directive argument.

Example

--<ASN1.Nickname Module-C0513W.Test "">--

Module-C0513W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Test ::= INTEGER
END

Error Message

"c0513w.asn", line 1 (): C0513W: An empty string specified as a nickname is ignored.
--<ASN1.Nickname Module-C0513W.Test "">--

Possible Solution

Replace the empty string with an appropriate name.

A0514E

Message Format

A0514E: The element 'identifier', which is an extension, is not an element of COMPONENTS OF 'type reference', for extension additions are ignored by the "COMPONENTS OF Type" notation.

Message Cause

A COMPONENTS OF clause references a structure with elements that follow an extensibility marker. These elements will not be included in the type containing the COMPONENTS OF notation.

Possible Solution

Place the elements you want to include before the extensibility marker.

A0515I

Message Format

A0515I: The field 'identifier', which is an extension addition in 'type reference 1', is skipped in the definition of 'type reference 2', since 'type reference 1' was referenced using the COMPONENTS OF notation.

Message Cause

A COMPONENTS OF clause references a structure with elements that follow an extensibility marker. These elements will not be included in the type containing the COMPONENTS OF notation.

Example

Module-A0515I DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
  Type1 ::= [0] SEQUENCE {
                age   INTEGER,
                name  PrintableString,
                ...,
                date  UTCTime
                }

   Type2 ::= [1] SEQUENCE {
                status  INTEGER (1..5),
                gender  ENUMERATED {male, female},
                COMPONENTS OF Type1
                }
END

Error Message

"a0515i.asn", line 9 (Module-A0515I): A0515I: The field 'date', which is an extension addition in 'Type1', is skipped in the definition of 'Type2', since 'Type1' was referenced using the COMPONENTS OF notation.

Possible Solution

Place the elements you want to include before the extensibility marker.

A0516I

Message Format

A0516I: Component relation constraint that refers to the field 'identifier' cannot be applied to the 'identifier' field of the same CHOICE type for this constraint can never be satisfied.

Message Cause

A component relation constraint references a type in a CHOICE structure in a way that prevents the constraint from being satisfied because only one alternative of a CHOICE type can be selected at a time.

Possible Solution

Replace the CHOICE structure with a SEQUENCE.

A0517I

Message Format

A0517I: Component relation constraint that refers to the field 'identifier' of the outermost CHOICE type cannot be applied to the 'tcipType' field, for this constraint can never be satisfied.

Message Cause

A component relation constraint references a type in the same CHOICE structure in a way that prevents the constraint from being satisfied because only one alternative of a CHOICE type can be selected at a time.

Example

[Top portion not shown]
. . . .

Msg ::= CHOICE {
                msgName         IA5String,
                tcipId          TCIP-CLASS.&id ({TCIP-ObjSet}),
                tcipType        TCIP-CLASS.&Type ({TCIP-ObjSet}{@tcipId})
        }

END

Error Message

"a0517i.asn", line 59 (Module-A0516I): A0517I: Component relation constraint that refers to the field 'tcipId' of the outermost CHOICE type cannot be applied to the 'tcipType' field, for this constraint can never be satisfied.

Possible Solution

Replace the CHOICE structure with a SEQUENCE.

C0518E

Message Format

C0518E: Module name "module reference" conflicts with a Java keyword. Please rename this module.

Message Cause

An ASN.1 module name conflicts with a Java language reserved word.

Possible Solution

Replace the module name with one that does not conflict with a Java language reserved word.

A0519E

Message Format

A0519E: COMPILER ERROR #52.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler has encountered an internal error.
Your ASN.1 input likely contains erroneous syntax, but in a new and unexpected form, which we need to further analyze.

Next Action

Send the exact command line and ASN.1 input used to Technical Support ‹support@oss.com› for review.

C0520E

Message Format

C0520E: The Remove directive cannot be applied to a mandatory component of a SET or SEQUENCE type or to a component of a CLASS, an object, or an object set. Check the component with the absolute reference 'absolute reference'.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove directive is applied to an incorrect component of a structured type.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0520E.Seq1.a>--

Module-C0520E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Seq1 ::= SEQUENCE {
      a INTEGER,
      b BOOLEAN
   }
END

Error Message

"c0520e.asn", line 5 (Module-C0520E): C0520E: The Remove directive cannot be applied to a mandatory component of a SET or SEQUENCE type or to a component of a CLASS, an object, or an object set. Check the component with the absolute reference 'Module-C0520E.Seq1.a'.

Possible Solution

In the structured type's definition, mark the component you want to remove as OPTIONAL.

C0521E

Message Format

C0521E: All alternatives in a CHOICE type cannot be marked with the Remove directive, check the type with the absolute reference 'absolute reference'.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove compiler directives is trying to remove all components from a CHOICE type.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0521E.Choice1.a>--
--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0521E.Choice1.b>--

Module-C0521E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Choice1 ::= CHOICE {
      a INTEGER,
      b BOOLEAN
   }
END

Error Message

"c0521e.asn", line 6 (Module-C0521E): C0521E: All alternatives in a CHOICE type cannot be marked with the Remove directive, check the type with the absolute reference 'Module-C0521E.Choice1'.

Possible Solution

Delete one of the ASN1.Remove directives.

C0522E

Message Format

C0522E: The component with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' must be marked with the Remove directive since it references the type with the absolute reference 'Module-C0522E.Status' which is marked for removal.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove compiler directive is applied to a type that is referenced elsewhere in the input, and therefore will cause a reference error that cannot be resolved.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0522E.Status>--

Module-C0522E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Set1 ::= SET {
      a INTEGER,
      b Status OPTIONAL
   }

   Status ::= BOOLEAN
END

Error Message

"c0522e.asn", line 6 (Module-C0522E): C0522E: The component with the absolute reference 'Module-C0522E.Set1.b' must be marked with the Remove directive since it references the type with the absolute reference 'Module-C0522E.Status' which is marked for removal.

Possible Solution

Apply the ASN1.Remove directive to the type that references the type you want to remove.

C0523E

Message Format

C0523E: The value or information object with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' must be marked with the Remove directive or must not contain any values for the item with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' since it or its type is marked for removal.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove compiler directive is applied to a component of a structured type. However, a value assignment for that structured type contains the component marked for removal.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0523E.Set1.b>--

Module-C0523E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Set1 ::= SET {
      a INTEGER,
      b BOOLEAN OPTIONAL
   }

   valForSet1 Set1 ::= { a 5, b TRUE }
END

Error Message

"c0523e.asn", line 9 (Module-C0523E): C0523E: The value or information object with the absolute reference 'Module-C0523E.valForSet1' must be marked with the Remove directive or must not contain any values for the item with the absolute reference 'Module-C0523E.valForSet1.b' since it or its type is marked for removal.

Possible Solution

Make sure you do not include the component marked for removal.

C0524E

Message Format

C0524E: The value or information object with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' must be marked with the Remove directive or must not reference the value with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' since it is marked for removal.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove directive is applied to a value that is referenced by an item that is not marked for removal.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0524E.b>--

Module-C0524E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   b BOOLEAN ::= TRUE
   value BOOLEAN ::=  b
END

Error Message

"c0524e.asn", line 4 (Module-C0524E): C0524E: The value or information object with the absolute reference 'Module-C0524E.value' must be marked with the Remove directive or must not reference the value with the absolute reference 'Module-C0524E.b' since it is marked for removal.

Possible Solution

Apply an ASN1.Remove directive to the item that references the removed value.

C0525I

Message Format

C0525I: The list of some directives that can be used to avoid errors related to using the Remove directive can be found in the file 'filename'.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler automatically detected that your input syntax is missing one or more ASN1.Remove compiler directives. For your convenience, the required directives were written to a .rmv file. Note that this is possible only if the -genDirectives or the -keepNames option was previously specified.

Possible Solution

When invoking the compiler, pass the generated .rmv file on the command line before your input .asn files.

C0526I

Message Format

C0526I: Specify the -gendirectives or -keepnames command-line option to get in a file the list of some directives that can be used to avoid errors related to using the Remove directive.

Message format when using the compiler GUI:

C0526I: To get in a file the list of some directives that can be used to avoid errors related to using the Remove directive, check the "Generate directives for preserving names" or "Convert local directives to standard directives" box in the "Output Files" tab of the "Compiler Options" window.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler detected that your input syntax is missing one or more ASN1.Remove compiler directives. We recommend that you instruct the compiler to generate a file that contains the required directives to be passed on the command line.

Possible Solution

To instruct the ASN.1 compiler to generate the required file, specify the -genDirectives or the -keepNames option.

C0527E

Message Format

C0527E: The Remove directive cannot be applied to a component of a SET OF or SEQUENCE OF type. Check the component with the absolute reference 'absolute reference'.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove directive is applied to the base type of a SET OF or SEQUENCE OF.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0527E.CardFile.*>--

Module-C0527E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   CardFile ::= SET OF SEQUENCE {
      name IA5String,
      id   INTEGER
   }
END

Error Message

"c0527e.asn", line 4 (Module-C0527E): C0527E: The Remove directive cannot be applied to a component of a SET OF or SEQUENCE OF type. Check the component with the absolute reference 'Module-C0527E.CardFile.*'.

Possible Solution

Delete the invalid ASN1.Remove directive.

C0528E

Message Format

C0528E: The value with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' must be marked with the Remove directive or must not contain any values for the item with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' since it references the type 'absolute reference' that is marked for removal.

Message Cause

A value assignment to a structured type has a component whose base type is marked for removal. However, a value for the removed type is listed in the value assignment.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0528E.IdNumber>--

Module-C0528E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   CardFile ::= SET OF SEQUENCE {
      name IA5String,
      id   IdNumber
   }

   employees CardFile ::= {
      {name "Carol",  id 1234},
      {name "Wright", id 3456},
      {name "Smith",  id 2353}
   }

   IdNumber ::= INTEGER (1000..9999)

END

Error Message

"c0528e.asn", line 10 (Module-C0528E): C0528E: The value with the absolute reference 'Module-C0528E.employees' must be marked with the Remove directive or must not contain any values for the item with the absolute reference 'Module-C0528E.employees.*.id' since it references the type 'Module-C0528E.IdNumber' that is marked for removal.

"c0528e.asn", line 11 (Module-C0528E): C0528E: The value with the absolute reference 'Module-C0528E.employees' must be marked with the Remove directive or must not contain any values for the item with the absolute reference 'Module-C0528E.employees.*.id' since it references the type 'Module-C0528E.IdNumber' that is marked for removal.

"c0528e.asn", line 12 (Module-C0528E): C0528E: The value with the absolute reference 'Module-C0528E.employees' must be marked with the Remove directive or must not contain any values for the item with the absolute reference 'Module-C0528E.employees.*.id' since it references the type 'Module-C0528E.IdNumber' that is marked for removal.

Possible Solution

To remove the value fields, add additional ASN1.Remove directives.

C0529E

Message Format

C0529E: The referenced item 'item' was detected that is marked for removal but it is referenced in the value or in the constraints of the type that was not marked for removal.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove compiler directive is applied to an item that is referenced elsewhere in the input, and therefore will cause a reference error that cannot be resolved.

Possible Solution

Apply the ASN1.Remove directive to the item that references the item you want to remove.

C0530E

Message Format

C0530E: The type with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' must be marked with the Remove directive since constraints on this type include the defined item or the component with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' which is marked for removal.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove directive is applied to an item that is referenced in an unremoved type's constraint.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0530E.low>--

Module-C0530E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   low INTEGER ::= 10
   high INTEGER ::= 100

   IdNumber ::= INTEGER (low..high)

END

Error Message

"c0530e.asn", line 4 (Module-C0530E): C0530E: The type with the absolute reference 'Module-C0530E.IdNumber' must be marked with the Remove directive since constraints on this type include the defined item or the component with the absolute reference 'Module-C0530E.low' which is marked for removal.

Possible Solution

Delete the removed item from the type constraint.

C0531E

Message Format

C0531E: The information object set or value set with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' must be marked with the Remove directive since it references the defined item with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' which is marked for removal.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove directive is applied to an instance of an information object. However, the instance is later included in an information object set.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0531E.I-OBJ-SET >--

Module-C0531E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   IOBJECT ::= CLASS {
      &Type,          -- ASN.1 Name
      &description    IA5String OPTIONAL
   }
   Instance1 IOBJECT ::= {
      { &Type INTEGER, &description "Hello" }
   }
   Instance2 IOBJECT ::= {
      { &Type INTEGER, &description "Goodbye" }
   }
   I-OBJ-SET IOBJECT ::= {
      Instance1 | Instance2
   }
END

Error Message

"c0531e.asn", line 14 (Module-C0531E): C0531E: The information object set or value set with the absolute reference 'Module-C0531E.I-OBJ-SET' must be marked with the Remove directive since it references the defined item with the absolute reference 'Module-C0531E.Instance1' which is marked for removal.

Possible Solution

Delete the removed information object instance from the information object set definition.

C0532E

Message Format

C0532E: The referenced item 'item or Item' was detected that was not marked for removal but it references the type "Type" marked for removal.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove compiler directive is applied to an item that is referenced elsewhere in the input, and therefore will cause a reference error that cannot be resolved.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Mod.I>--
 
Mod DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
    I ::= INTEGER (1..2)
    ErrorSet {Type} ERROR-CLASS ::= {
        {10 Type},
        ...
    }
    ErrorReturn ::= SEQUENCE {
        errorCategory ERROR-CLASS.&category ({ErrorSet{ I}}),
        errorInfo ERROR-CLASS.&Type ({ErrorSet {I}}{@errorCategory})
    }
    ERROR-CLASS ::= CLASS {
        &code           INTEGER UNIQUE,
        &Type
    }
    WITH SYNTAX {&code &Type} 
END

Error Message

"c0531e.asn", line 14 (Module-C0531E): C0531E: The information object set or value set with the absolute reference 'Module-C0531E.I-OBJ-SET' must be marked with the Remove directive since it references the defined item with the absolute reference 'Module-C0531E.Instance1' which is marked for removal.

Possible Solution

Apply the ASN1.Remove directive to the item that references the item you want to remove.

C0533E

Message Format

C0533E: The component with the absolute reference absolute reference cannot be removed since its type is not fully identified.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove directive is applied to a component of a SEQUENCE, SET, or CHOICE, but that component is not fully resolvable.

Possible Solution

Make sure you do not apply the ASN1.Remove directive to types that are not fully resolvable.

C0534E

Message Format

C0534E: The Remove directive cannot be applied to the field 'identifier' referenced in the component relation constraint for the field 'identifier', check the type 'type reference'.

Message Cause

An ASN1.Remove directive is applied to a component of a SET, SEQUENCE, or CHOICE that is referenced from within a component relation constraint.

Example

--<ASN1.Remove Module-C0534E.Msg.tcipId>--

Module-C0534E DEFINITIONS AUTOMATIC TAGS ::= BEGIN

[Middle portion not shown]
. . . .

Msg ::= SEQUENCE {
                msgName         IA5String,
                tcipId          TCIP-CLASS.&id ({TCIP-ObjSet}) OPTIONAL,
                tcipType        TCIP-CLASS.&Type ({TCIP-ObjSet}{@tcipId})
        }

END

Error Message

"c0534e.asn", line 60 (Module-C0534E): C0534E: The Remove directive cannot be applied to the field 'tcipId' referenced in the component relation constraint for the field 'tcipType', check the type 'Msg'.

Possible Solution

Apply the ASN1.Remove directive to the type that has the component relation constraint applied to it, and then mark this field as OPTIONAL.

C0535W

Message Format

C0535W: The type 'type reference' is defined with INCLUDES of the type 'type reference' marked with the NoConstrain directive.

Message Cause

An OSS.NoConstrain directive is applied to a type that is used in a contained (INCLUDES) subtype, and therefore the subtype will not be checked during runtime.

Example

--<OSS.NoConstrain Module-C0535W.OperationCode>--

Module-C0535W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   OperationCode ::= INTEGER (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5)
   Codes ::= INTEGER (INCLUDES OperationCode)
END

Error Message

"c0535w.asn", line 5 (Module-C0535W): C0535W: The type 'Codes' is defined with INCLUDES of the type 'OperationCode' marked with the NoConstrain directive.

Possible Solution

Remove the OSS.NoConstrain directive from the type you want to include in the runtime constraint check.

A0536W

Message Format

A0536W: The field 'information object field reference' is missing from the SyntaxList.

Message Cause

One or more fields are missing from the syntax list of an information object class.

Example

Module-A0536W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   ERROR ::= CLASS {
      &ParameterType OPTIONAL,
      &errorCode INTEGER UNIQUE
   }
   WITH SYNTAX {
      CODE &errorCode
   }
END

Error Message

"a0536w.asn", line 8 (Module-A0536W): A0536W: The field '&ParameterType' is missing from the SyntaxList.
}

Possible Solution

Add the missing field to the syntax list. If it is optional, place it inside brackets ("[ ]").

L0537S

Message Format

L0537S: The -codefile option is not available in trial versions of this compiler. Please use the -controlfile option instead.

Message Cause

The -codeFile option you have attempted to use is not supported in the trial version of the ASN.1 compiler. The time-optimized encoder/decoder is available only to users with full licenses.

Possible Solution

For information about obtaining a fully licensed version of the ASN.1 compiler for your platform, contact Sales ‹info@oss.com›.

C0538E

Message Format

C0538E: The Java project name 'project name' conflicts with a Java reserved word. Use the -output compiler option to change this name.

Message Cause

The Java project name conflicts with a Java keyword, and therefore will cause a name conflict.

Possible Solution

To specify a different project name, use the -output ASN.1 compiler option.

C0539E

Message Format

C0539E: The Java project name 'project name' should not begin with a digit. Use the -output compiler option to change this name.

Message Cause

The name of the Java project cannot start with a numerical digit.

Possible Solution

To specify a different project name, use the -output ASN.1 compiler option.

C0540E

Message Format

C0540E: The DeferDecoding directive on 'encodable component' is in conflict with the NOPDU directive. Consider making 'encodable component' a PDU or removing the DeferDecoding directive or using the command-line option pdusforopentypes.

Message Cause

An ASN1.DeferDecoding directive is applied to a component of a structured type that is marked with the OSS.NOPDU directive. These two directives conflict with each other.

Example

--<ASN1.DeferDecoding Module-C0540E.Seq1.b>--

Module-C0540E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Seq1 ::= SEQUENCE {
      a INTEGER,
      b OCTET STRING --<NOPDU>--
   }
END

Error Message

"c0540e.asn", line 6 (Module-C0540E): C0540E: The DeferDecoding directive on 'Seq1-b-encodable' is in conflict with the NOPDU directive. Consider making 'Seq1-b-encodable' a PDU or removing the DeferDecoding directive or using the command line option -pdusforopentypes.

Possible Solution

Remove the OSS.NOPDU directive.

C0541W

Message Format

C0541W: Directive directive name is not supported and will be ignored.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains a directive that is not supported for the target language you are using (for C, C++, or Java).

Possible Solution

Remove the directive.

C0542S

Message Format

C0542S: The license file does not permit generation of code for 'OS' on 'machine'. Please contact OSS Nokalva for more information.

Message Cause

Code generation for the specified platform is not allowed because no valid license has been found in the ossinfo security file. This error message is displayed in the following situations:

  • An asn1dflt file has not been specified on the command line and the current ossinfo does not permit generation of code for a platform on which the ASN.1 compiler is running.
  • An asn1dflt file has been specified on an invalid platform.

Possible Solution

To make sure you are using the correct version of the ossinfo file for cross-compiling to the platform you want, check the OSSINFO environment variable.

In case you do not have the ossinfo file for this type of operation, contact Sales ‹info@oss.com› for information about how to obtain it.

L0542I

Message Format

L0542I: 'ossinfo' does not permit cross-compilation to the "platform name" platform. Create custom 'ossinfo' that allows such cross compilation.

Message Cause

An asn1dflt cross-platform compilation configuration file was passed to OSS ASN-1Step, but the current ossinfo does not support it.

Possible Solution

To make sure you are using the correct version of the ossinfo file for cross-compiling to the platform you want, check the OSSINFO environment variable.

In case you do not have the ossinfo file for this type of operation, contact Sales ‹info@oss.com› for information about how to obtain it.

A0543W

Message Format

A0543W: The non-OPTIONAL field 'identifier' of type NULL in a SET or SEQUENCE type will not be encoded when using PER.

A0543W: The non-OPTIONAL field 'identifier' of type NULL in a SET or SEQUENCE type will not be encoded when using OER.

A0543W: The non-OPTIONAL field 'identifier' of type NULL in a SET or SEQUENCE type will not be encoded when using PER or OER.

Message Cause

A NULL type that is included in a SET or SEQUENCE will not be encoded because the Packed Encoding Rules, the Octet Encoding Rules, or both were specified. This conforms with the official ASN.1 encoding rules standard.

Example

Module-A0543W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Seq1 ::= SEQUENCE {
      a INTEGER,
      b OCTET STRING,
      c NULL
   }
END

Error Message

"a0543w.asn", line 5 (Module-A0543W): A0543W: The non-OPTIONAL field 'c' of type NULL in a SET or SEQUENCE type will not be encoded when using PER or OER.

Possible Solution

Specify the -suppress 0543 option or make sure you do not specify the -per and –oer options when checking the syntax.

L0544I

Message Format

L0544I: The -shippable option is not available.

Message Cause

The -shippable option you have attempted to use is not supported in the version of the ASN.1 compiler you are using.

Possible Solution

Make sure you do not specify the -shippable command-line option.

A0545E

Message Format

A0545E: The value for 'information object value field' is circularly defined.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains an information object class instance in which a value field is circularly defined.

Possible Solution

Remove the circular definition.

C0546S

Message Format

C0546S: COMPILER ERROR #53.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler has encountered an internal error.
Your ASN.1 input likely contains erroneous syntax, but in a new and unexpected form, which we need to further analyze.

Next Action

Send the exact command line and ASN.1 input used to Technical Support ‹support@oss.com› for review.

A0547E

Message Format

A0547E: 'type reference' is used as a parent type in WITH COMPONENT(S) but its type is not SET, or SEQUENCE, or CHOICE, or SET OF, or SEQUENCE OF.

Message Cause

A WITH COMPONENT(S) inner subtype is applied to a type that is not a SET, SEQUENCE, CHOICE, SET OF, or SEQUENCE OF.

Example

Module-A0547E DEFINITIONS  ::= BEGIN
   Type2 ::= Type1 (WITH COMPONENT (INTEGER))   -- Invalid
   Type1 ::= INTEGER
   Type3 ::= SET OF INTEGER
   Type4 ::= Type3 (WITH COMPONENT (1..30))     -- Valid
END

Error Message

"a0547e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0547E): A0547E: 'Type1' is used as a parent type in WITH COMPONENT(S) but its type is not SET, or SEQUENCE, or CHOICE, or SET OF, or SEQUENCE OF.
Type2 ::= Type1 (WITH COMPONENT (INTEGER)) -- Invalid

Possible Solution

Remove the inner subtype from the type.

A0548W

Message Format

A0548W: The table in a component relation constraint must be a DefinedObjectSet. Please make the table in the constraint a DefinedObjectSet.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains a component relation constraint whose specified source table is not an information object set.

Example

[Top portion not shown.]
. . . .

  Msg ::= SEQUENCE {
     msgName         IA5String,
     tcipId          TCIP-CLASS.&id ({TCIP-ObjSet}),
     tcipType        TCIP-CLASS.&Type ({cpt-ActivationDate}{@tcipId})
  }

END

Error Message

"a0548w.asn", line 59 (Module-A0548W): A0548W: The table in a component relation constraint must be a DefinedObjectSet. Please make the table in the constraint a DefinedObjectSet.

Possible Solution

Make sure the component relation constraint refers to a defined information object set.

C0549E

Message Format

C0549E: The Java project name 'project name' must not contain directory separators. Please use the -path option to specify the path name for the project.

Message Cause

The name of the Java project contains directory separator slashes.

Possible Solution

To specify a different path name, use the -path ASN.1 compiler for Java option.

C0550E

Message Format

C0550E: Invalid Java project name 'project name'. Please provide a name that can be used to create a directory.

Message Cause

The name of the Java project conflicts with the directory naming rules on your system.

Possible Solution

To specify a different project name, use the -output ASN.1 compiler option.

L0551E

Message Format

L0551E: The directory, 'directory name', specified in the -path command-line option must exist.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler for Java was invoked with the -path option, but the directory name argument did not match an already existing directory.

Possible Solution

Make sure the directory name argument is spelled correctly.

C0552E

Message Format

C0552E: Error creating directory, 'directory name'. reason

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler for Java experienced an error while attempting to create an output directory in the default or specified path.

Possible Solution

Make sure the process running the ASN.1 compiler has all required write permissions.

C0553W

Message Format

C0553W: No PDUs to print, so output files were not created.

Message Cause

The encoder/decoder control table cannot be created because the input ASN.1 syntax does not contain types that can be represented as PDUs for encoding and decoding.

Possible Solution

Add one or more unreferenced ASN.1 types to your input specification to hold values for encoding/decoding.

A0554E

Message Format

A0554E: Extension marks conflict in type type reference: extension marker and element identifier (line x).

Message Cause

A structured type contains several extension additions nested at different levels that may cause tag conflicts during runtime. According to clause 52.7 of X.680 (2015 E), this is not valid.

Example

Module-A0554E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Msg ::= CHOICE {
      a INTEGER,
      b BOOLEAN,
      ... ,
      c CHOICE {
         d OCTET STRING,
         ... ,
         e BIT STRING
     }
   }
END

Error Message

"a0554e.asn", line 6 (Module-A0554E): A0554E: Extension marks conflict in type Msg: extension marker and element c (line 6).

Possible Solution

Add an explicit tag to the nested structure containing the extension addition.

C0555E

Message Format

C0555E: The DeferDecoding directive cannot be applied to 'type reference' since it contains a ComponentRelationConstraint which references a component 'identifier' outside of 'containing structure type reference'.

Message Cause

An ASN1.DeferDecoding directive is applied to a type with a component relation constraint that references a component outside of the containing structure.

Possible Solution

Delete the invalid compiler directive application.

C0556I

Message Format

C0556I: Reading configuration file filename.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler is reading the named compiler configuration file.

Possible Solution

To disable generation of informatory messages, specify the -noVerbose option.

C0557E

Message Format

C0557E: The USERFIELD directive is not supported on extension addition fields inside SET or SEQUENCE types with version brackets.

Message Cause

An OSS.USERFIELD directive is applied to extension elements within version brackets.

Example

Module-A0557E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Msg ::= SET {
      a INTEGER,
      b BOOLEAN,
      ... ,

      [[ d OCTET STRING,
         e BIT STRING   --<USERFIELD>--
      ]]
   }
END

Error Message

"a0557e.asn", line 8 (Module-A0557E): C0557E: The USERFIELD directive is not supported on extension addition fields inside SET or SEQUENCE types with version brackets.

Possible Solution

Remove the directive application.

A0558E

Message Format

A0558E: The extension element identifier in Type 'type reference' must have a tag that is canonically greater than that on non-extension element identifier.

See Also

A0137E

A0559E

Message Format

A0559E: The real value must have the same base as the constraints on its Type.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains a value assignment to a REAL type in which the base (2 or 10) is different from the base of the constraints on the parent type.

Possible Solution

Make sure the base of the value is the same as the base of the constraints on the parent type.

A0560E

Message Format

A0560E: Real values must have the same base (2 or 10).

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains a value range constraint on a REAL type in which the endpoints have different bases (2 and 10).

Possible Solution

Make sure the bases of both endpoints in the value range constraint are the same.

A0561E

Message Format

A0561E: The base of a value range endpoints must be the same (2 and 10 are not the same).

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains a value range constraint on a REAL type in which the endpoints have different bases (2 and 10).

Possible Solution

Make sure the bases of both endpoints in the value range constraint are the same.

C0562W

Message Format

C0562W: Ranges must be in increasing order. Assuming {low}..{high} instead of {high}..{low}.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains a value range constraint on a REAL type in which the endpoints are listed in decreasing order.

Possible Solution

Make sure the endpoints are listed in increasing order.

A0563W

Message Format

A0563W: The SET, SEQUENCE or CHOICE cannot be extended in a backward compatible manner since no ... is present.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains an attempt to extend a non-extensible SET, SEQUENCE, or CHOICE.

Possible Solution

Add an extensibility marker to the original definition.

C0564W

Message Format

C0564W: The ASN.1 input contains multiple PDUs which are not referenced via information object sets and the '-per' or '-uper' compiler option was specified. The PER decoder will therefore require a PDU number to be explicitly passed to it as a parameter.

Message format when using the compiler GUI

C0564W: The ASN.1 input contains multiple PDUs which are not referenced via information object sets and the "(UN)ALIGNED PER encoder/decoder" box within the "Encoding rules available at run-time" group in the "Runtime Control" tab of the "Compiler Options" window is checked. The PER decoder will therefore require a PDU number to be explicitly passed to it as a parameter.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains multiple information object class instances which are not included in any information object set. When using the Packed Encoding Rules, you must explicitly pass a PDU number to the decoder.

Possible Solution

Create a new information object set that contains the individual information object class instances.

C0565E

Message Format

C0565E: "There are too many types to print. Please simplify your ASN.1 specification. Consider breaking it up into small pieces or consider using the ASN1.Remove directive to eliminate types you do not need."

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains more types than the implementation limit permits.

Possible Solution

Break the ASN.1 syntax into smaller parts or use the ASN1.Remove directive to eliminate types no longer needed.

L0566S

Message Format

L0566S: The number of classes per file, number, is invalid.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler for C++ has detected an invalid argument for the -maxClassesInFile command-line option. This option limits the number of C++ classes generated in one generated C++ file.

Possible Solution

Specify a valid non-negative and non-zero argument for the -maxClassesInFile option.

C0567E

Message Format

C0567E: The OSS.UseThis directive was not applied to type 'type reference' because its C representation differs from those of type 'referred type reference'.

Message Cause

An OSS.UseThis directive is applied to a type whose C representation differs from the one of the type being specified for use in the substitution.

Possible Solution

Delete the invalid compiler directive application.

C0568W

Message Format

C0568W: The OSS.UseThis directive was not applied to type 'absolute reference 1' because the absolute reference 'absolute reference 2' references a non-existent type, or a type that is not included in the current WorkingSet, or the type from another referenced type.

Message Cause

An OSS.UseThis directive specifies a type that does not exist, and therefore cannot be used for substitution.

Possible Solution

Consider the following solutions:

  • Check if 'absolute reference 2' is spelled correctly in the directive specification.
  • Make sure the ASN1.Remove directive is not applied to 'absolute reference 2'.

    C0569W

    Message Format

    C0569W: The OSS.UseThis directive was not applied to type 'type reference' because it would produce a circular reference.

    Message Cause

    One or more UseThis directives are applied in a circular way, and therefore the specified substitution cannot be resolved.

    Example

    --<OSS.UseThis Module-C0569W.S1 Module-C0569W.S2>--
    --<OSS.UseThis Module-C0569W.S2 Module-C0569W.S3>--
    --<OSS.UseThis Module-C0569W.S3 Module-C0569W.S1>--
    
    Module-C0569W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
      S1 ::= VisibleString --<UNBOUNDED>--
      S2 ::= TeletexString --<UNBOUNDED>--
      S3 ::= IA5String --<UNBOUNDED>--
    END
    

    Error Message

    "useThis.asn" (Module-C0569W): C0569W: The OSS.UseThis directive was not applied to type 'Module-C0569W.S1' because it would produce a circular reference.

    "useThis.asn" (Module-C0569W): C0569W: The OSS.UseThis directive was not applied to type 'Module-C0569W.S3' because it would produce a circular reference.

    "useThis.asn" (Module-0559W): C0569W: The OSS.UseThis directive was not applied to type 'Module-C05569W.S2' because it would produce a circular reference.

    Possible Solution

    To remove the circular reference, delete one or more applied OSS.UseThis directives.

    C0570W

    Message Format

    C0570W: The OSS.UseThis directive can not be applied to type 'type reference' more than once.

    Message Cause

    An OSS.UseThis directive is applied more than once to the same ASN.1 type. The ASN.1 compiler will use the first directive application and ignore the subsequent ones.

    Possible Solution

    Determine which directive application you want to use, and then remove all the other ones applied to the type.

    C0571E

    Message Format

    C0571E: Invalid PDU identifier: <pduId>.

    Message Cause

    This message is issued by ASN-1Step when the mandatory argument of -decodePDU is not valid.

    Possible Solution

    Consider the following solutions:

    • Use only the PDU numbers or names that are listed when -listPduId is specified.
    • If you use a PDU name instead of a number, make sure it is spelled correctly. Note that ASN.1 is case-sensitive.

    C0572I

    Message Format

    C0572I: The following PDU identifiers and their numbers are valid for the given abstract syntax:

    Message Cause

    This message is issued by ASN-1Step when -listPduId is specified. If no PDUs are available for decoding, no table is displayed.

    A0573E

    Message Format

    A0573E: Expecting XMLNamedValue for the field of a SET or CHOICE but XML tag name 'identifier' does not match any of the field identifiers.

    Message Cause

    An XML value assignment includes a defined XML value for a SET or CHOICE type. However, the opening XML tag name for the XML value does not correspond to any of the field identifiers defined for the type.

    Example

    Module-A0573E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
      T1 ::= SET OF named CHOICE { a INTEGER }
      t1 ::=
      <T1>
        <named/><a>123</a></named>
      </T1> -- 'named' tag pair is unneeded for CHOICE
    END
    

    Error Message

    "a0573e.asn", line 5 (Module-A0573E): A0573E: Expecting XMLNamedValue for the field of a SET or CHOICE but XML tag name 'named' does not match any of the field identifiers.
    <named/><a>123</a></named>

    Possible Solution

    Make sure the tag name specified in the XMLValueAssignment is spelled correctly.

    C0573E

    Message Format

    C0573E: Error opening PDU file " <fileName>". <The reason of failure>. This file will be skipped.

    Message Cause

    This message is issued when ASN-1Step is unable to open the input encoding file when -decodePDU is specified.

    Possible Solution

    Make sure you have specified a valid name or make sure you have read permission on the file.

A0574E

Message Format

A0574E: 'reference name' is not an information object set, it may not be referenced in a table constraint.

Message Cause

A component relation constraint or simple table constraint is missing a reference to a specific object set defined in the input ASN.1 syntax.

Possible Solution

Consider the following solutions:

  • Make sure the object set specified in the constraint and the one defined in the input ASN.1 specification have the same spelling.
  • Make sure the module in which the set is defined is available in the working set used by the ASN.1 compiler. To do this, specify the -root option.

C0574E

Message Format

C0574E: I/O error reading PDU file "<fileName>". <The reason of failure>. This file will be skipped.

Message Cause

This message is issued when asn1step encounters an error while reading input encoding file when -decodePDU is specified.

A0575E

Message Format

A0575E: Parsing error: symbol END is not expected since the module header is omitted.

Message Cause

The symbol "END" is present at the end of the module that has no module header. You can compile the module only with the -assignments compiler option.

Example

M1 DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
    I1 ::= INTEGER
END
 
    I2 ::= INTEGER
END

Error Message

"a0575e.asn", line 6 (NoModuleName): A0575E: Parsing error: symbol END is not expected since the module header is omitted.

Possible Solution

Delete the symbol "END".

A0576E

Message Format

A0576E: Default value for the field 'identifier' of a SET or SEQUENCE cannot be finitely reconstructed by adding missing default components to it.

Message Cause

A SET or SEQUENCE type has one or more incorrectly defined DEFAULT values. Under ASN.1:2015 standard, all missing DEFAULT values of a type or its components must be supplied in advance and the number of DEFAULT values must be finite.

Example

MODULE-A0576E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
  S ::= SEQUENCE {
    f CHOICE {a1 INTEGER, a2 S} DEFAULT a2 : {}
  } --<PDU>--
END

Error Message

"a0576e.asn", line 3 (MODULE-A0576E): A0576E: Default value for the field 'f' of a SET or SEQUENCE cannot be finitely reconstructed by adding missing default components to it.

Possible Solution

To avoid circularity, correct the corresponding SET or SEQUENCE definition.

C0576E

Message Format

C0576E: Error opening PDU file "<fileName>" for writing. <The reason of failure>. This file will be skipped.

Message Cause

ASN-1Step was unable to open the output encoding file when -encodeValue was specified.

Possible Solution

Consider the following solutions:

  • Make sure you have specified the correct name.
  • Make sure you have write permission in the working directory.
  • Make sure you have write permission on an existent file of the same name that you want to overwrite.

C0577E

Message Format

C0577E: I/O error writing PDU file "<fileName>". <The reason of failure>. This file will be skipped.

Message Cause

ASN-1Step has encountered an error while writing the output encoding file when -encodeValue was specified.

C0577W

Message Format

C0577W: Due to use of the '-dtd|-xsl' ASN.1 compiler option or 'OSS.DTD|OSS.XSL' global directive, [DTD|XSL] files for more than 16 PDU types have been produced that occupy more than 1 MB of disk space. OSS recommends the use of local [OSS.DTD|OSS.XSL] directives applied to particular PDU types to reduce [DTD|XSL] generation time and total files size. Terminating warning message emission till the end of the [DTD|XSL] generation stage.

Message format when using the compiler GUI:

C0577W: [XSL|DTD] files for more than 16 PDU types have been produced that occupy more than 1 MB of disk space because the ["Generate default stylesheet for each PDU"| "Generate document type definition file for each PDU"] box in the "Output Files" tab of the "Compiler Options" window is checked or 'OSS.Stylesheet|OSS.DTD' global directive is used. OSS recommends the use of local 'OSS.Stylesheet|OSS.DTD' directives applied to particular PDU types to reduce [XSL|DTD] generation time and total files size. Terminating warning message emission till the end of the [XSL|DTD] generation stage.

Message Cause

This error message is displayed while generating huge DTD/XSL files, and indicates that the compiler is engaged in a time-consuming task. It is recommended to avoid using global DTD/XSL options or directives.

Example

If the NBAP standard notation is compiled with the -root and -dtd options, the following message is issued:

"nbap.asn" (NBAP-PDU-Descriptions): C0577W: Due to use of the '-dtd' ASN.1 compiler option or 'OSS.DTD' global directive, DTD files for more than 16 PDU types have been produced that occupy more than 1 MB of disk space. OSS recommends the use of local OSS.DTD directives applied to particular PDU types to reduce DTD generation time and total files size. Terminating warning message emission till the end of the DTD generation stage.

Possible Solution

To choose one or more PDU types that need DTD/XSL files to be produced, use local OSS.DTD or OSS.Stylesheet directives instead of global directives or options.

L0578S

Message Format

L0578S: A PDU identifier must be specified whenever -decodepduid is specified.

Message Cause

This message is issued by asn1step when no argument is found after the -decodePdu option.

L0579S

Message Format

L0579S: A value name must be specified whenever -encodevalue is specified.

Message Cause

This message is issued by asn1step when no argument is found after the -encodeValue option.

A0580E

Message Format

C0580E: The field of ObjectClassFieldType referenced in the component relation constraint must have exactly the same representation as the corresponding class field '%s' (line %d). Check OSS directives applied to both fields.

Message Cause

A class field and the field of SET, SEQUENCE or CLASS derived from the class field have different representations.

Example

M DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
 
CLS ::= CLASS {
    &id         SEQUENCE --<UNBOUNDED>-- OF INTEGER,
    &Type
}

ObjSet CLS ::= {
    { &id {0}, &Type INTEGER }
}
 
Seq ::= SEQUENCE {
    id          CLS.&id         ({ObjSet}) --<LINKED>--,
    value       CLS.&Type       ({ObjSet}{@id})
}
 
END

Error Message

"c0580e.asn", line 14 (M): C0580E: The field of ObjectClassFieldType referenced in the component relation constraint must have exactly the same representation as the correspondent class field '&id' (line 5). Check OSS directives applied to both fields.

Possible Solution

Use the same representation for both fields.

C0580E

Message Format

C0580E: The value <valuereference< is not a PDU.

Message Cause

This message is issued by asn1step when the argument of -encodeValue does not correspond to a value reference available for encoding.

Possible Solution

To obtain a list of value references available for encoding, specify the -valueRefTable option. For example:
asn1step input.asn -valueRefTable

C0581W

Message Format

C0581W: The Pattern constraint is not supported in the Java compiler. Please contact OSS Nokalva, Inc. if you are interested in this feature.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 specification contains a Pattern constraint which is not supported by the Java compiler.

Example

Module-C0581W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
    A4 ::= [4] VisibleString (PATTERN "[ab]\]de")
END

Error Message

"C0581W.asn", line 3 (Module-C0581W):C0581W: The Pattern constraint is not supported in the Java compiler.Please contact OSS Nokalva, Inc. if you are interested in this feature.

Possible Solution

For more information about this feature, contact OSS Nokalva.

A0582E

Message Format

A0582E: COMPILER ERROR #54.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler has encountered an internal error.
Your ASN.1 input likely contains erroneous syntax, but in a new and unexpected form, which we need to further analyze.

Next Action

Send the exact command line and ASN.1 input used to Technical Support ‹support@oss.com› for review.

C0582I

Message Format

C0582I: The value <valueName> has PDU identifier <pduId> in the given abstract syntax.

Message Cause

The message is issued by asn1step after a value reference is successfully encoded to a file. To later decode the value, use the specified pduId.

A0583E

Message Format

A0583E: ValueRange within FROM is used incorrectly with 'type reference'. The ValueRange within permitted alphabet subtype constraint can only be applied to certain restricted character string types (IA5String, NumericString, PrintableString, VisibleString, BMPString, UniversalString and UTF8String only), or types formed from them by tagging.

Message Cause

A permitted alphabet value range constraint is applied to a non-ordered character string type.

Example

Module-A0583E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Type1 ::= GeneralString (FROM ("A".."C"))
END

Error Message

"a0583.asn", line 2 (Module-A0583E): A0583E: ValueRange within FROM is used incorrectly with 'Type1'. The ValueRange within permitted alphabet subtype constraint can only be applied to certain restricted character string types (IA5String, NumericString, PrintableString, VisibleString, BMPString, UniversalString and UTF8String only), or types formed from them by tagging.

Possible Solution

Consider the following solutions:

  • Remove the value range subtype (you can replace it with a single value subtype).
  • Replace the string type with one of the listed allowed types.

C0583E

Message Format

C0583E: Encoding failed with error code <errorCode>. File <fileName> will not be written. <The reason of failure.>

Message Cause

This message is issued by asn1step when -encodeValue is specified, and the encoder experiences a failure. The cause of the failure is also displayed.

A0584W

Message Format

A0584W: Illegal subset: 'type reference' contains no values of the parent type 'Z1'

Message Cause

A type in the ASN.1 input has a contained subtype constraint applied, but the contained subtype does not include any values which are allowed in the parent type.

Example

Module-A0584W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   V ::=  [0] INTEGER (20..30)
   Y ::=  [1] INTEGER (31..35)
   Z1 ::= [2] V (Y | 24)
END

Error Message

"a0584w.asn", line 4 (Module-A0584W): A0584W: Illegal subset: 'Y' contains no values of the parent type 'Z1'

Possible Solution

Make sure at least one value of the contained subtype is present in the parent type.

A0585E

Message Format

A0585E: The fixed-type value field 'fieldname' must not have a 'DEFAULT Value' in the 'ValueOptionalitySpec' because the 'UNIQUE' keyword is present."

Message Cause

An information object class in the ASN.1 input contains a DEFAULT keyword placed next to a type marked as UNIQUE. This is not valid according to the ASN.1 standard.

Example

Module-A0585E DEFINITIONS AUTOMATIC TAGS ::= BEGIN
TCIP-CLASS ::= CLASS {
        &Type,          -- ASN.1 Name
        &description    IA5String OPTIONAL,
        &id             OBJECT IDENTIFIER UNIQUE DEFAULT { 0 1 }
}  WITH SYNTAX {
        &Type   IDENTIFIED BY &id
        [WITH DESCRIPTION &description]
}
END

Error Message

"a0585e.asn", line 6 (Module-A0585E): A0585E: The fixed-type value field '&id' must not have 'DEFAULT Value' in the 'ValueOptionalitySpec' because the 'UNIQUE' keyword is present.
&id OBJECT IDENTIFIER UNIQUE DEFAULT { 0 1 }

Possible Solution

Remove the DEFAULT keyword from the field.

C0586W

Message Format

C0586W: Runtime constraint checking of the ComponentRelationConstraint applied to field 'fieldname' will be disabled, since it references a component 'name' which has a DEFAULT value and which appears after the field with ComponentRelationConstraint within a SET/SEQUENCE/CHOICE."

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains an incorrect component relation constraint in which the referred component is placed in front of the constraint and has a DEFAULT value.

Example

Module-C0586W DEFINITIONS AUTOMATIC TAGS ::= BEGIN

. . . .

  Msg ::= SEQUENCE {
    msgName         IA5String,
    tcipId          TCIP-CLASS.&id ({TCIP-ObjSet}),
    tcipType        TCIP-CLASS.&Type ({TCIP-ObjSet}{@anotherId}),
    anotherId       OBJECT IDENTIFIER DEFAULT {0 1}
  }

END

Error Message

"c0586w.asn", line 59 (Module-C0586W): C0586W: Runtime constraint checking of the ComponentRelationConstraint applied to field 'tcipType' will be disabled, since it references a component 'anotherId' which has a DEFAULT value and which appears after the field with ComponentRelationConstraint within a SET/SEQUENCE/CHOICE.

Possible Solution

Make sure the component relation constraint references the proper preceding field in the enclosing SEQUENCE, SET, or CHOICE type.

A0587W

Message Format

A0587W: A Setting for OPTIONAL field 'fieldname' is not defined inside an OptionalGroup in the DefinedSyntax."

Message Cause

A field marked as optional in an information object class is not enclosed in square brackets in the corresponding WITH SYNTAX notation.

Possible Solution

Place the optional field inside square brackets.

A0588E

Message Format

"A0588E: The number of additional '.'s following '@' in the 'AtNotation' refers to an outer construction that is not a SET, SEQUENCE, or CHOICE. The field 'component relation constraint identifier' is not found.";

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains a component relation constraint which references a field (using AtNotation) which is absent from the containing structure. The structure is not a SET, SEQUENCE or CHOICE type.

Example

Module-A0588E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
ERROR-CLASS ::= CLASS
{
     &category       PrintableString (SIZE(1)),
     &id             INTEGER,
     &Type
}
WITH SYNTAX {&category &id &Type}
 
ErrorSet ERROR-CLASS ::=
         {
         {"A" 1 INTEGER} |
         {"A" 2 REAL} |
         {"B" 1 CHARACTER STRING} |
         {"B" 2 GeneralString}
         }
 
ErrorMessage    ::=     SEQUENCE {
     errorCategory     ERROR-CLASS.&category({ErrorSet}),
     parameters        SEQUENCE OF SEQUENCE    {
     errorId           ERROR-CLASS.&  
     id({ErrorSet}{@errorCategory}),
     data              SEQUENCE OF SEQUENCE    {
     value             ERROR-CLASS.&Type({ErrorSet}{@..errorId}),
     text              VisibleString
         }
     }
}
END

Error Message

"a0588e.asn", line 32 (Module-A0588E): A0588E: The number of additional '.'s following '@' in the 'AtNotation' refers to an outer construction that is not a SET, SEQUENCE, or CHOICE. The field 'errorId' is not found.

Possible Solution

Make sure that the number of periods (".") following the at sign ("@") in the AtNotation is equal to the number of levels of a SET, SET OF, SEQUENCE, SEQUENCE OF, or CHOICE type, starting with the innermost enclosing type and ending with the structure containing the referenced component.

C0588W

Message Format

C0588W: Specified grouping digits count is not valid. Using default count (8).

Message Cause

This message is issued by ASN-1Step when the optional argument following the -hexChar or -binChar option is too long, is zero, is negative, or is not a number.

Possible Solution

Specify a commonly used grouping number (2, 4, 8, 16 etc.).

C0589W

Message Format

C0589W: Runtime constraint checking for 'fieldname' will be disabled since ComponentRelationConstraint applied to this field references more than one component: 'component1' and 'component2'.";

Message Cause

A component relation constraint references more than one component. To increase speed and efficiency, OSS ASN.1 runtime libraries do not impose such constraints.

Possible Solution

Remove one of the components from the constraint.

C0590W

Message Format

C0590W: The OSS.Truncate directive was not applied to the type 'type reference' because the number 'number' exceeds either the upper limit 16384 for its value or the upper bound of a size constraint that is not extensible for this type.

Message Cause

The OSS.Truncate directive is applied to a type but the truncation limit exceeds the upper limit.

Example

--<OSS.Truncate Module-C0590W.Records 99999>--

Module-C0590W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Records  ::= SEQUENCE OF Employee

   Employee ::= SEQUENCE {
      name     IA5String,
      position IA5String,
      salary   REAL 
   }
END

Error Message

"c0590W.asn", line 4 (Module-C0590W): C0590W: The OSS.Truncate directive was not applied to the type 'Records' because the number '99999' exceeds either the upper limit 16384 for its value or the upper bound in size constraint that is not extensible for this type.

Possible Solution

Make sure that at least one value of the contained subtype is present in the parent type.

C0591W

Message Format

C0591W: Java package name 'package name' is the same as project class name class name. Consider altering the package name in the -output option to contain all lowercase letters or additional uppercase letters.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler for Java has detected an illegal name conflict between a Java package name and a Java class name.

Possible Solution

Change the case of the package name using the -output option.

C0592W

Message Format

C0592W: The OSS.UseThis directive was not applied to the type with the absolute reference 'absolute reference' because this type is not an instance of the parameterized type 'type reference' but references it (directly or indirectly) via OSS.UseThis directive.";

Message Cause

The OSS.UseThis directive cannot be applied to the type which is not an instance of a parameterized type.

Example

--<OSS.UseThis Module-C0592W.P1 Module-C0592W.P>--
--<OSS.UseThis Module-C0592W.My-Sof Module-C0592W.P1>--

Module-C0592W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
     P {Type} ::= SET OF Type
     P1 ::= P{INTEGER(0..100)}
     My-Sof ::= SET OF INTEGER(0..300)
END

Error Message

"c0592w.asn", line 2 (Module-C0592W): C0592W: The OSS.UseThis directive was not applied to the type with the absolute reference 'Module-C0592W.My-Sof' because this type is not an instance of the parameterized type 'P' but references it (directly or indirectly) via OSS.UseThis directive.

Possible Solution

Remove the directive.

A0593E

Message Format

A0593E: ValueRange within FROM is used incorrectly with 'type reference'. The ValueRange within permitted alphabet subtype constraint can only be applied to certain restricted character string types (IA5String, NumericString, PrintableString, VisibleString, BMPString, UniversalString and UTF8String only), or types formed from them by tagging.

Message Cause

A permitted alphabet value range constraint is applied to a non-ordered character string type.

Example

Module-A0593E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Type1 ::= GeneralString (FROM ("A".."C"))
END

Error Message

"a0593.asn", line 2 (Module-A0593E): A0593E: ValueRange within FROM is used incorrectly with 'Type1'. The ValueRange within permitted alphabet subtype constraint can only be applied to certain restricted character string types (IA5String, NumericString, PrintableString, VisibleString, BMPString, UniversalString and UTF8String only), or types formed from them by tagging.

Possible Solution

Remove the value range subtype. You can replace it with a single value subtype or another kind of permitted alphabet subtype. Alternatively, you can use an ordered string ASN.1 type.

C0593I

Message Format

C0593I: The following value references and their PDU numbers are valid for the given abstract syntax:

Message Cause

ASN-1Step issues this message when -valueRefTable is specified. If no value references are available for encoding, the table is not displayed.

C0593W

Message Format

C0593W: The '-splitHeaders' or '-splitForSharing' compiler option is ignored for modules 'module name' and 'module name'; they may not be split into two independent parts.

Message format when using the compiler GUI

C0593W: Modules 'module name' and 'module name' may not be split into two independent parts, the checked box "Split large header file into multiple pieces" in the "Output Files" tab of the "Compiler Options" window is ignored.

Message Cause

Two module definitions are not located in the same header file, and therefore they cannot be separated when the -splitHeaders or -splitForSharing option is specified.

Possible Solution

Merge the two related modules.

A0594E

Message Format

C0594E: The field 'name' referenced in the ComponentRelationConstraint shall be either a value field or a value set field.

Message Cause

As shown in the following example, TypeField a is incorrectly referenced in the ComponentRelationConstraint applied to field b of the type Ch.

Example

MY-CLASS ::= CLASS
{
    &code INTEGER UNIQUE,
    &Type OPTIONAL
}

MySet MY-CLASS ::= { {&code 10, &Type PrintableString}}

Ch ::= SEQUENCE {
    a   MY-CLASS.&Type ({MySet}),
    b   MY-CLASS.&code ({MySet}{@a})
}

Error Message

ModuleName: error A0594E: The field 'a' referenced in the ComponentRelationConstraint shall be either a value field or a value set field.

C0595W

Message Format

C0595W: Automatic encoding/decoding will not be performed for 'type reference' since the NOPDU directive was applied to the contained type.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler generates this error message when:

  • The NOPDU directive is applied to a BIT STRING or OCTET STRING type with a contents constraint.
  • The -noPdusForContainingTypes option is specified. Such notation disables automatic encoding/decoding for contained types.

Example

--<NOPDU>-- 
Module-C0595W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
  Ex1 ::= OCTET STRING ( CONTAINING INTEGER )
END

Error Message

"c0595w.asn", Module-C0595W: warning C0595W: Automatic encoding/decoding will not be performed for 'Ex1' since the NOPDU directive was applied to the contained type.

Possible Solution

Make sure you do not specify the OSS.NOPDU directive or the -noPdusForContainingTypes option. Note that you may specify the -pdusForContainingTypes option.

C0596W

Message Format

C0596W: Constraint checking for field '%s' would not be done at runtime as constraints applied to FixedTypeValueSetFields or VariableTypeValueSetFields are not currently supported.

Message Cause

A constraint is used on a fixed or variable type value set field of an information object class. Currently, such constraints are not supported.

Possible Solution

Remove the constraint.

L0597W

Message Format

L0597W: The '-decodePdu 0' option is assumed by default.

Message Cause

One or more files with encoded data are specified on the ASN-1Step command line, but no PDU number (to decode this data) is provided. By default, -decodePdu 0 is assumed. The decoder may determine the PDU number based on the ASN.1 information. Otherwise, the decoder issues an error.

L0598E

Message Format

L0598E: The -trace option must have a mandatory file name argument.

Message Cause

The -trace is specified on the ASN1-Step command line without a mandatory parameter that identifies the file where the trace should be written to.

Possible Solution

Add the missing parameter.

L0599W

Message Format

L0599W: Input ASN.1 files are ignored because the '-demo' option is specified.

Message Cause

ASN-1Step in demo mode supports only 2 pre-defined syntaxes Bcas and PersonnelRecord. Any .asn files specified on the command line are ignored.

Possible Solution

Remove the -demo option or use one of the pre-defined syntaxes.

L0600E

Message Format

L0600E: The -demo option must have a mandatory argument, the name of the pre-defined ASN.1 syntax: Bcas or PersonnelRecord.

Message Cause

The -demo option is specified on the ASN1-Step command line either with an invalid parameter or without a one.

Possible Solution

Remove the -demo option or provide the correct parameter: Bcas or PersonnelRecord.

L0601W

Message Format

L0601W: Ignoring filename: <file.xsl|file.dtd|file.pdtd>. Only one <XSL|DTD> file is permitted.

Message Cause

ASN1-Step issues this message when you specify the .xsl or .dtd filename (when the -encodeValue option is in use) more than once.

Possible Solution

You can either specify the .xsl or .dtd filename only once or disable the -encodeValue option.

C0673W

Message Format

C0673W: The object identifier value specified in the ENCODED BY clause of ContentsConstraint for 'type reference' does not match any of the permitted encoding rules. Refer to OSS documentation for a list of permitted values.

Message Cause

A contents constraint employs an unrecognized set of encoding rules.

Example

Module-C0673W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
     Ex1 ::= OCTET STRING (
         CONTAINING INTEGER
         ENCODED BY {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) ultra-small(3) }
         )
END

Error Message

"c0673w.asn", line 2 (Module-C0673W): C0673W: The object identifier value specified in the ENCODED BY clause of ContentsConstraint for 'Ex1' does not match any of the permitted encoding rules. Refer to OSS documentation for a list of permitted values.

Possible Solution

Replace the set of encoding rules with one of the accepted sets or provide your own means to encode or decode the contents constraint data. The current permitted encoding rules are:

BER
     {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) basic-encoding(1)}
DER
     {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) ber-derived(2) distinguished-encoding(1)}
PER-basic-aligned
     {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) packed-encoding(3) basic(0) aligned(0)}
PER-basic-unaligned
     {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) packed-encoding(3) basic(0) unaligned(1)}
XER-basic
     {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) xml-encoding(5) basic(0)}
XER-canonical
     {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) xml-encoding(5) canonical(1)}
XER-extended
     {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) xml-encoding(5) extended(2)}
CER
     {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) ber-derived(2) canonical-encoding(0)}

C0674W

Message Format

C0674W: Runtime encoding/decoding of the type specified in ContentsConstraint for 'type reference' will be impossible since the encoding rule 'encoding rule name' was not specified when ASN.1-compiling. Use the ' option' command-line option to turn it on.

Message format when using the compiler GUI

C0674W: Runtime encoding/decoding of the type specified in ContentsConstraint for 'type reference' will be impossible since the encoding rule 'encoding rule' was not specified when ASN.1-compiling. To turn it on, please check the corresponding encoder/decoder box within the "Encoding rules available at run-time" group in the "Runtime Control" tab of the "Compiler Options" window.

Message Cause

A contents constraint requires a certain BIT STRING or OCTET STRING type to be encoded using a known encoding rule, but the rule is not enabled by default by the ASN.1 compiler.

Example

Module-C0673W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
     Ex1 ::= OCTET STRING (
         CONTAINING INTEGER
         ENCODED BY {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) packed-encoding(3) 
						basic(0) aligned(0)}
         )
END

Error Message

"c0673w.asn", line 2 (Module-C0673W): C0674W: Runtime encoding/decoding of the type specified in ContentsConstraint for 'Ex1' will be impossible since the encoding rule 'PER-basic-aligned' was not specified when ASN.1-compiling. Use the '-per' command-line option to turn it on.

Possible Solution

Specify the compiler option (-per, -uper) that enables the encoding rules at runtime.

C0675I

Message Format

C0675I: Automatic encoding/decoding will not be performed for 'type reference' since "ENCODED BY" was used without "CONTAINING".";

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a BIT STRING or OCTET STRING type with a contents constraint, but there is no CONTAINING notation to inform the encoder or decoder about the basic ASN.1 type contained within the stream of bits or bytes. Encoding or decoding such types automatically during runtime will not be possible.

Possible Solution

Add a CONTAINING clause to the constraint in question.

C0676I

Message Format

C0676I: Runtime encoding/decoding of the type specified in ContentsConstraint for 'type reference' will be impossible since the encoding rule 'encoding rule' is not supported by the OSS runtime.

Message Cause

The set of encoding rules specified for the contents constraint is not supported.

Possible Solution

Replace the encoding rules with one of the accepted sets or provide your own means to encode or decode the contents constraint data. The following encoding rules are supported:

{joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) basic-encoding(1)}
{joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) ber-derived(2) distinguished-encoding(1)}
{joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) packed-encoding(3) basic(0) aligned(0)}
{joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) packed-encoding(3) basic(0) unaligned(1)}
{joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) xml-encoding(5) basic(0)}
{joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) xml-encoding(5) canonical(1)}
{joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) xml-encoding (5) extended (2}

A0677E

Message Format

A0677E: A ContentsConstraint has been applied to the type 'type reference' which is neither an OCTET STRING nor a BIT STRING without a NamedBitList.

Message Cause

A contained subtype constraint is applied to a type which is neither a BIT STRING nor an OCTET STRING. According to the ASN.1 standard, you can apply contents constraints only to BIT STRING and OCTET STRING types. Note that you cannot apply named number lists to BIT STRING types.

Example

Module-A0677E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Ex1 ::= EXTERNAL (
      CONTAINING INTEGER 
      ENCODED BY {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) basic-encoding(1)}
   )
END

Error Message

"a0677e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0677E): A0677E: A ContentsConstraint has been applied to the type 'Ex1' which is neither an OCTET STRING nor a BIT STRING.

Possible Solution

Replace the type with a BIT STRING or an OCTET STRING.

A0678E

Message Format

A0678E: Further constraints cannot be applied after ContentsConstraint, either directly or through typereference names, therefore the constraints on 'type reference' are not valid.

Message Cause

A contents constraint and a subtype constraint are applied to a type. Further constraints are not supported.

Example

Module-A0678E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Ex1 ::= BIT STRING (
      CONTAINING INTEGER 
	  ENCODED BY {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) basic-encoding(1)}
    ) (SIZE(50))
END

Error Message

"a0678e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0678E): A0678E: Further constraints cannot be applied after ContentsConstraint, either directly or through typereference names, therefore the constraints on 'Ex1' are not valid.

Possible Solution

Remove the additional subtype constraint.

A0694E

Message Format

A0694E: Invalid CharacterString value. value is permitted only for special-string types.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a value assignment for a restricted character string type, but the character value assigned is not valid for the base type of the value reference. For example, you cannot assign a multi-byte character to a value reference for an IA5String type.

Possible Solution

Replace the base type of the value reference with a type that accepts extended characters, such as UTF8String or BMPString.

A0695E

Message Format

A0695E: Invalid CharacterString value.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a value assignment for a restricted character string type, but the character value assigned is not valid for the base type of the value reference. For example, you cannot assign a multi-byte character to a value reference for an IA5String type.

Possible Solution

Make sure the value assigned is valid, according to the character set definition (Unicode, for example).

C0696W

Message Format

C0696W: The directive 'directive name' is not permitted for BIT STRING or OCTET STRING type with ContentsConstraint, it will be ignored.";

Message Cause

An incompatible directive is applied to a type with a contents constraint. OSS.DLINKED, OSS.LINKED, OSS.PADDED, OSS.VARYING cannot be applied to types with contents constraints.

Example

--<OSS.LINKED Module-C0696W.Ex1>--

Module-C0696W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   Ex1 ::= BIT STRING (
      CONTAINING INTEGER 
      ENCODED BY {joint-iso-itu-t(2) asn1(1) basic-encoding(1)}
   ) 
END

Error Message

"c0696w.asn", line 4 (Module-C0696W): C0696W: The directive 'LINKED' is not permitted for BIT STRING or OCTET STRING type with ContentsConstraint, it will be ignored.

Possible Solution

Remove the directive.

C0712E

Message Format

C0712E: The -messageFormat option must have a mandatory argument: 'oss' or 'emacs'.

Message Cause

The -messageFormat option is specified without a parameter, or the specified parameter is not supported.

Possible Solution

Specify valid parameters.

L0727S

Message Format

L0727S: Input/output error for path/filename : System error message.

Message Cause

The -codeFile option is specified but the compiler cannot store the temporary file needed to build the time-optimized encoder/decoder routines.

Possible Solution

Make sure you have write-permission and sufficient storage space in the working directory of the ASN.1 compiler. Also, if your ASN.1 schema is large, set the TMPDIR environment variable referenced by the ASN.1 compiler to a directory with enough storage space available. Type the following line, then re-run the ASN.1 compiler:

setenv TMPDIR fullpath/toMyHugeTempDir

The temporary directory that you specify must have at least 20 to 30 MB free space available.

C0727W

Message Format

L070W: The type ASN.1 type is not supported by the JAM Starter Kit Encoder/Decoder for Java.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler for Java has detected an unsupported ASN.1 type in the input ASN.1 specification.

Possible Solution

Remove the type.

C0730W

Message Format

C0730W: The type X is not supported by the Lean Encoder/Decoder for Java

Message Cause

The -lean option is specified but the input .asn file contains a type which is not supported by the library: REAL, UniversalString, UTF8String with UNBOUNDED directive, EMBEDDED PDV, CHARACTER STRING or EXTERNAL.

Possible Solution

Use the oss.jar runtime library which provides full type support.

A0738E

Message Format

A0738E: The field 'fieldname' must have a DEFAULT value since it is referenced in 'VariableTypeValueSetFieldSpec' with 'ValueSetOptionalitySpec' which is 'DEFAULT ValueSet' in the field 'fieldname'.

Message Cause

An information object class has a type field which must have a DEFAULT value defined for it, but no value was provided.

Example

Module-A0738E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   C ::= CLASS {
      &Type,
      &VSet &Type DEFAULT {1}
   }

   c C ::= {
      &VSet {100}
   }
END

Error Message

"a0738e.asn", line 4 (Module-A0738E): A0738E: The field '&Type' must have a DEFAULT value since it is referenced in 'VariableTypeValueSetFieldSpec' with 'ValueSetOptionalitySpec' which is 'DEFAULT ValueSet' in the field '&VSet'.

Possible Solution

Add a DEFAULT value to the field (&Type DEFAULT INTEGER).

A0739E

Message Format

A0739E: Type mismatch: the value of the field 'fieldname' defined with 'VariableTypeValueFieldSpec' must have the same type as the type of the field 'fieldname'.

Message Cause

An information object class instance contains a value that does not correspond to the referenced base type.

Possible Solution

Change the value so that it conforms to the base type.

L0749E

Message Format

L0749E: The -limitcons parameter integer is invalid.

Message Cause

The parameter specified after the -limitcons command-line option is not a valid integer.

Example

asn1pjav -limitcons abc

Error Message

L0749E: The -limitcons parameter abc is invalid.

Possible Solution

Specify a valid integer for the parameter of -limitcons.

L0750E

Message Format

L0750E: The -splittypeinfo parameter integer is invalid.

Message Cause

The parameter specified after the -splittypeinfo command-line option is not a valid integer.

Example

asn1pjav -splittypeinfo abc

Error Message

L0750E: The -splittypeinfo parameter abc is invalid.

Possible Solution

Specify a valid integer for the parameter of -splittypeinfo.

L0751E

Message Format

The option-name option must have a mandatory number argument.

Message Cause

You must specify the mandatory number argument for the command-line option.

Example

asn1pjav -limitcons -output abc abc

Error Message

L0751E: The -limitcons option must have a mandatory number argument.

Possible Solution

Provide the mandatory numerical argument.

A0754W

Message Format

A0754W: The value of the named number 'named number' does not satisfy the constraints on its Type.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a named number list with a range constraint, but the values of the named numbers exceed the allowed range set.

Example

Module-A0754W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I ::= INTEGER {one(1),two(2)} (-10..0)
   i I ::= two
END

Error Message

"a0754w.asn", line 2 (Module-A0754W): A0754W: The value of the named number 'one' does not satisfy the constraints on its Type.
"a0754w.asn", line 2 (Module-A0754W): A0754W: The value of the named number 'two' does not satisfy the constraints on its Type.
"a0754w.asn", line 3 (Module-A0754W): A0755E: The value 'i' is invalid, for it is not a member of the resulting value set associated with the constrained type 'I'.

Possible Solution

You can either remove the restrictive subtype constraint or make sure the named number values do not exceed the allowed range.

A0755E

Message Format

A0755E: The value 'value reference' is invalid, for it is not a member of the resulting value set associated with the constrained type type reference.

Message Cause

A value is assigned in a value reference using a named number that exceeds the allowed range of the base type.

Example

Module-A0754W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I ::= INTEGER {one(1),two(2)} (-10..0)
   i I ::= two
END

Error Message

"a0754w.asn", line 2 (Module-A0754W): A0754W: The value of the named number 'one' does not satisfy the constraints on its Type.
"a0754w.asn", line 2 (Module-A0754W): A0754W: The value of the named number 'two' does not satisfy the constraints on its Type.
"a0754w.asn", line 3 (Module-A0754W): A0755E: The value 'i' is invalid, for it is not a member of the resulting value set associated with the constrained type 'I'.

Possible Solution

You can either remove the restrictive subtype constraint or make sure the named number values do not exceed the allowed range.

C0756E

Message Format

C0756E: An undefined type is used in the open type value, check 'value reference'.

Message Cause

A value reference for an open type contains a type which is undefined.

Possible Solution

You can either replace the undefined type with a defined one or make sure the spelling is correct.

A0765E

Message Format

A0765E: The Symbol 'name' is imported into the module 'module reference' more than once, a fully-qualified name that includes the module reference name has to be used in the body of the importing module.

Message Cause

An IMPORTS statement contains a duplicate item in the import list within a module. Each item may appear only once.

Possible Solution

If both items have the same name and they come from different modules, add the prefix of the module name to the duplicate item. Otherwise, delete the duplicate item.

A0766E

Message Format

A0766E: The same Symbol 'name' may not be imported from two modules that have the same module reference name 'module reference'.

Message Cause

An IMPORTS statement contains duplicate items in the import list within a module, each of which is contained in a module that has the same name.

Possible Solution

You can either delete the duplicate items or change the source module names.

C0794S

Message Format

C0794S: Error creating temporary workfile: filename-and-path already exists.

Message Cause

You have specified the -codeFile compiler option, but the compiler could not store the temporary file needed to build the time-optimized encoder/decoder routines because the temporary filename is in use.

Possible Solution

Make sure you have permission to overwrite and enough storage space in the working directory of the ASN.1 compiler. Also, set the TMPDIR environment variable referenced by the ASN.1 compiler to your own empty directory with sufficient storage space available. Type the following line, then re-run the ASN.1 compiler:

setenv TMPDIR fullpath/toMyHugeTempDir

The temporary directory that you specify should have at least 20 to 30 MB of free space available.

C0809E

Message Format

C0809E: Applying the ASN1.DeferDecoding directive to 'name', an untagged CHOICE in a SET having more than one component, is not supported.

Message Cause

The ASN1.DeferDecoding directive is applied to the field "s" which is an untagged CHOICE within a SET. Currently, this is not supported.

Example

--<ASN1.DeferDecoding X-type.S.s>--
X-type DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   S ::= SET {
      s    CHOICE {a OCTET STRING},
      q    INTEGER
   }
END

Error Message

"defch.asn", line 8 (X-type): C0809E: Applying the ASN1.DeferDecoding directive to 's', an untagged CHOICE in a SET having more than one component, is not supported.

Possible Solution

Remove the ASN1.DeferDecoding directive.

C0809W

Message Format

C0809W: This line contains an invalid UTF-8 character.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a value assignment with a UTF8String type, but the character value assigned is not valid for the base type.

Possible Solution

Make sure the value assigned is valid according to the character set definition (ISO-10646).

C0811E

Message Format

C0811E: An invalid UTF-8 character was encountered inside the cstring value.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a value assignment with a UTF8String type, but the character value assigned is not valid for the base type.

Possible Solution

You can either make sure the value assigned is valid according to the character set definition (ISO-10646) or you can specify the -ignoreError 0811 option when compiling.

C0812E

Message Format

C0812E: The value for 'value reference' contains a character set which is not allowed here.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a value assignment with a restricted character string type, but the character value assigned is not valid for the base type of the value reference. For example, you cannot assign a multi-byte character to a value reference for an IA5String type.

Possible Solution

Replace the base type of the value reference with a type that accepts extended characters, such as UTF8String and BMPString.

C0813E

Message Format

C0813E: The cstring contains a character set which is not allowed here.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a value assignment with a restricted character string type, but the character value assigned is not valid for the base type of the value reference. For example, you cannot assign a multi-byte character to a value reference for an IA5String type.

Possible Solution

Replace the base type of the value reference with a type that accepts extended characters, such as UTF8String and BMPString.

A0814W

Message Format

A0814W: Comment terminated by end of file. End of comment assumed.

Message Cause

The end token of a multi-line comment is not located before the end-of-file marker.

Example

Module-A0814W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I ::= INTEGER 
END
/* Faulty mult-line
   comment
   has no end token

Error Message

"a0814w.asn", line 4 (Module-A0814W): A0814W: Comment terminated by end of file. End of comment assumed.

Possible Solution

Add the end multi-line-comment token ('*/') at the end of the multi-line comment.

C0820W

Message Format

C0820W: Stylesheet directive applied to a Type which is not a PDU.

Message Cause

The OSS.Stylesheet compiler directive was applied to a type which is not a PDU.

Example

--<OSS.Stylesheet Module-C0820E.T1 "First.xsl">--
Module-C0820E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= BOOLEAN
   T2 ::= SET OF T1
END

Error Message

"c0820w.asn", line 3 (Module-C0820E): C0820W: Stylesheet directive applied to a Type which is not a PDU.

Possible Solution

You can either remove the OSS.Stylesheet directive or apply the PDU directive to the corresponding type.

A0821E / A0822E

Message Format

A0821E: Expecting XMLValueElement.
A0822E: Expecting XMLValueElement but found XMLValueElement2.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains an incorrect XML Value or the XML syntax does not satisfy the restrictions applied to the XMLValue production. The following XMLValueElements are supported:

  • XML start-tag
  • XML empty-element tag
  • XML end-tag
  • xmlbstring
  • xmlhstring
  • xmlcstring
  • SignedNumber
  • signed realnumber
  • GeneralizedTime value
  • UTCTime value
  • XMLObjectIdentifier value

Example

Module-A0821E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= BOOLEAN
   t1 ::= <T1> </T1> -- no <TRUE/> or <FALSE/>
END

Error Message

"a0821e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0821E): A0821E: Expecting XML empty-element tag.
t1 ::= <T1> </T1> -- no <TRUE/> or <FALSE/>

Possible Solution

Correct the highlighted element of the schema and recompile.

A0823E

Message Format

A0823E: 'identifier' is not a valid XMLAttribute name ('form' is a correct name). The attribute is being ignored.

Message Cause

The input XML Value contains an XML start-tag or an XML empty-element tag with an attribute whose name is not form.

Example

Module-A0823E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= BOOLEAN
   t1 ::= <T1 name="MyBOOL"> <TRUE/> </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0823e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0823E): A0823E: 'name' is not a valid XMLAttribute name ('form' is a correct name). The attribute is being ignored.
t1 ::= <T1 name="MyBOOL"> <TRUE/> </T1>

Possible Solution

Correct the highlighted element of the schema and recompile.

A0824E

Message Format

A0824E: The XMLAttribute value should be 'binary', 'hex' or 'xml', not 'identifier'. The attribute is being ignored.

Message Cause

The input XML Value contains an XML start-tag or XML empty-element tag with a form attribute whose value is not supported for the ASN.1 standard.

Example

Module-A0824E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= BOOLEAN
   t1 ::= <T1 form="arbitrary"> <TRUE/> </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0824e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0824E): A0824E: The XMLAttribute value should be 'binary', 'hex' or 'xml', not 'arbitrary'. The attribute is being ignored.
t1 ::= <T1 form="arbitrary"> <TRUE/> </T1>

Possible Solution

Correct the highlighted element of the schema and recompile.

A0825E

Message Format

A0825E: The XML start-tag name should be 'identifier', not ' identifier'.

Message Cause

The input XML Value has an XML start-tag or XML end-tag with an incorrect name.

Example

Module-A0825E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= BOOLEAN
   t1 ::= <T1> <TRUE/> </1T>
END

Error Message

"a0825e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0825E): A0825E: The XML end-tag name should be 'T1', not '1T'.
t1 ::= <T1> <TRUE/> </1T>

Possible Solution

Correct the highlighted element of the schema and recompile.

A0826E

Message Format

A0826E: The XMLAttribute for 'identifier' should be empty.

Message Cause

The input XML Value has an XML start-tag or XML end-tag with a form attribute, but the type of the value does not recognize this attribute.

Example

Module-A0826E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= BOOLEAN
   t1 ::= <T1 form="xml"> <TRUE/> </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0826e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0826E): A0826E: The XMLAttribute for 'T1' should be empty.
t1 ::= <T1 form="xml"> <TRUE/> </T1>

Possible Solution

Correct the highlighted element of the schema and recompile.

A0827E

Message Format

A0827E: The 'form' XML attribute for 'identifier' should not be 'value'.

Message Cause

The input XML Value has an XML start-tag or XML end-tag with a form attribute, but the attribute value is incorrect.

Example

Module-A0827E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= BIT STRING
   t1 ::= <T1 form="binary"> 1100 </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0827e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0827E): A0827E: The 'form' XML attribute for 'T1' should not be 'binary'.
t1 ::= <T1 form="binary"> 1100 </T1>

Possible Solution

Correct the highlighted element of the schema and recompile.

A0828E

Message Format

A0828E: The Value for 'identifier' should not be empty.

Message Cause

The input XML Value has an XML start-tag or XML end-tag with a form attribute but the attribute value is incorrect.

Example

Module-A0828E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= INTEGER
   t1 ::= <T1/>
END

Error Message

"a0828e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0828E): A0828E: The Value for 'T1' should not be empty.
t1 ::= <T1/>

Possible Solution

Correct the highlighted element of the schema and recompile.

C0829E

Message Format

C0829E: COMPILER ERROR #61.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler has encountered an internal error.
Your ASN.1 input likely contains erroneous syntax, but in a new and unexpected form, which we need to further analyze.

Next Action

Send the exact command line and ASN.1 input used to Technical Support ‹support@oss.com› for review.

A0830E

Message Format

A0830E: Expecting an identifier from the named bit list of a BIT STRING,but found '<identifier/>'.

Message Cause

The input XML Value for the BIT STRING type contains an XML empty-element tag that does not correspond to any of its named bits.

Example

Module-A0830E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= BIT STRING { one(1), two(2) }
   t1 ::= <T1> <seven/> </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0830e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0830E): A0830E: Expecting an identifier from the named bit list of a BIT STRING,but found '<seven/>'.
t1 ::= <T1> <seven/> </T1>

Possible Solution

Correct the highlighted element of the schema and recompile.

A0831E

Message Format

A0831E: Expecting XMLNamedValue for the field 'identifier' of the SEQUENCE.

Message Cause

An XMLNamedValue for one of the mandatory SEQUENCE fields is missing from the XMLValue for the SEQUENCE type.

Example

Module-A0831E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= SEQUENCE { a INTEGER }
   t1 ::= <T1>  </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0831e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0831E): A0831E: Expecting XMLNamedValue for the field 'a' of the SEQUENCE.
t1 ::= <T1> </T1>

Possible Solution

Correct the highlighted element of the schema and recompile.

A0832E

Message Format

A0832E: The SET, SEQUENCE or CHOICE value is impossible to represent in XML since one of the component identifiers is missing.

Message Cause

The input XML syntax uses an obsolete form of the SEQUENCE, SET, or CHOICE type definition without component names. The XMLValue production for this is undefined.

Example

Module-A0832E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= SEQUENCE {
             INTEGER,
             BOOLEAN }
END

Error Message

"a0832e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0832E): A0832E: The SET, SEQUENCE or CHOICE value is impossible to represent in XML since one of the component identifiers is missing.
INTEGER,

Possible Solution

You can either correct the SEQUENCE, SET, or CHOICE type definition by adding identifiers to the components, or specify the -ignoreError 832 compiler option to use a compiler-generated name as the component tag in the XML encoding.

A0833E

Message Format

A0833E: 'identifier' must be one of the standard node identifiers since NameForm is used.

Message Cause

The input XMLValue for an OBJECT IDENTIFIER uses the name form of the node with a non-standard name. The INTEGER node value for this name cannot be determined.

Example

Module-A0833E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= OBJECT IDENTIFIER
   t1 ::= <T1> one.2.3 </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0833e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0833E): A0833E: 'one' must be one of the standard node identifiers since NameForm is used.
t1 ::= <T1> one.2.3 </T1>

Possible Solution

You can either add a number to the name or replace it with a standard one. The values supported for the above example are:

  • "one(1).2.3"
  • "iso.2.3"

A0834E

Message Format

A0834E: NameForm (' identifier') is not valid for the RELATIVE-OID node.

Message Cause

The input XMLValue for the RELATIVE-OID uses the name form of the node. The name form is not valid for RELATIVE-OID values.

Example

Module-A0834E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= RELATIVE-OID
   t1 ::= <T1> iso.2.3 </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0834e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0834E): A0834E: NameForm ('iso') is not valid for the RELATIVE-OID node.
t1 ::= <T1> iso. 2.3</T1>

Possible Solution

Add a number to the name. A value supported for the above example is: "one(1).2.3".

A0835E

Message Format

A0835E: An OBJECT IDENTIFIER value should contain at least two nodes, but a single node was found.

Message Cause

The input XMLValue for the OBJECT IDENTIFIER contains a single node. The value must contain at least two nodes.

Example

Module-A0835E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= OBJECT IDENTIFIER
   t1 ::= <T1> one(1) </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0835e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0835E): A0835E: An OBJECT IDENTIFIER value should contain at least two nodes, but a single node was found.
t1 ::= <T1> one(1) </T1>

Possible Solution

You can either correct the value so that at least two nodes are present or use a RELATIVE-OID to define a sub-identifier.

A0836E

Message Format

A0836W: 'identifier' is a standard identifier for number1, not for number2.

Message Cause

The input XMLValue for the OBJECT IDENTIFIER contains a node in the XMLNameAndNumber form whose name is a standard one; however, the corresponding number differs from the standard number.

Example

Module-A0836E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= OBJECT IDENTIFIER
   t1 ::= <T1> iso(0).1.2 </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0836e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0836E): A0836W: 'iso' is a standard identifier for 1, not for 0.
t1 ::= <T1> iso(0).1.2 </T1>

Possible Solution

You can either remove the number or replace it with the number corresponding to the node name.

C0837S

Message Format

C0837S: The XMLValue production is unexpectedly terminated by the End-Of-File.

Message Cause

The input XMLValue terminates unexpectedly. The most likely cause of this error is the absence of a closing XML tag.

Example

Module-C0837S DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   t1 ::= <T1> iso(0).1.2 
   T1 ::= OBJECT IDENTIFIER
END

Error Message

"c0837s.asn", line 2 (Module-C0837S): C0837S: The XMLValue production is unexpectedly terminated by the End-Of-File.

Possible Solution

Correct the ASN.1 syntax.

A0838E

Message Format

A0838E: 'identifier' is not a valid type for the XML Value.

Message Cause

An ASN.1 assignment (XMLValueAssignment) references an information object class or other ASN.1 construct for which XML values cannot be defined. The most likely cause of this error is that you provided a different type name than the one assumed.

Example

Module-A0838E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= CLASS {&a INTEGER}
   t1 ::= <T1> 123 </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0838e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0838E): A0838E: 'T1' is not a valid type for the XML Value.
t1 ::= <T1> 123 </T1>

Possible Solution

Correct the ASN.1 syntax.

A0855E

Message Format

A0855E: The ContentsConstraint is not supported in the ASN.1/C++ compiler. Please contact OSS Nokalva, Inc. if you are interested in this feature.

Message Cause

The input ASN.1 syntax contains a definition in which ContentsConstraint is used. The OSS ASN.1/C++ compiler does not support ContentsConstraint.

Possible Solution

Remove the ContentsConstraint from the input ASN.1 syntax. If your ASN.1 syntax uses ContentsConstraint, contact Technical Support ‹support@oss.com› for more information.

A0862E

Message Format

A0862E: The SET OF / SEQUENCE OF element values should be separated by whitespace but they are not.

Message Cause

The input XMLValue for a SET OF or SEQUENCE OF with the element of XML Category 2 contains element values which are not separated by whitespace.

Example

Module-A0862E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= SET OF REAL
   t1 ::= <T1> <PLUS-INFINITY/>123.456 </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0862e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0862E): A0862E: The SET OF element values should be separated by whitespace but they are not.
t1 ::= <T1> <PLUS-INFINITY/>123.456 </T1>

Possible Solution

Make sure you add spaces between elements.

A0863E

Message Format

A0863E: The SET OF / SEQUENCE OF element values should be separated by whitespace but they are not.

Message Cause

The input XMLValue for a SET OF or SEQUENCE OF with the element of XML Category 2 contains element values which are not separated by whitespace.

Example

Module-A0863E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   T1 ::= SET OF REAL
   t1 ::= <T1> <PLUS-INFINITY/>123.456 </T1>
END

Error Message

"a0863e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0863E): A0863E: The SET OF element values should be separated by whitespace but they are not.
t1 ::= <T1> <PLUS-INFINITY/>123.456 </T1>

Possible Solution

Make sure you add spaces between elements.

C0878W

Message Format

C0878W: Automatic encoding/decoding of the OpenType will be disabled [by LED runtime] since the referenced component, 'identifier2', appears after the referencing component, 'identifier1'.

Message Cause

A definition of a SET or SEQUENCE contains a field or its sub-component which is an OpenType with a component relation constraint applied. However, one of the referenced components is placed after the one referencing it. OSS runtime libraries (TOED/SOED/LED) do not support automatic decoding of such OpenTypes when either XER or CXER is used.

Example

Module-C0878W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
 
    MY-CLASS ::= CLASS {
        &code        INTEGER,
        &Type
    } WITH SYNTAX {&code &Type}
 
    MySet MY-CLASS ::= { {1 T1} | {2 T2} }
 
    T1 ::= SET {a INTEGER}
    T2 ::= IA5String
 
    ErrorReturn ::= SEQUENCE {
        info MY-CLASS.&Type ({MySet}{@code}),
        code MY-CLASS.&code ({MySet})
    }
 
END

Error Message

"c0878w.asn", line 14 (Module-C0878W): C0878W: Automatic encoding/decoding of the OpenType will be disabled since the referenced component, 'code', appears after the referencing component, 'info'.

Possible Solution

Consider the following solutions:

  • If you are allowed to modify the ASN.1 notation, reorder the components so that all the referenced components precede the ones referencing them.
  • Leave the content of the OpenType in the encoded form. Such openTypes must be decoded manually after the entire PDU is successfully decoded.
  • If you need automatic decoding, contact Technical Support ‹support@oss.com› for more information.

A0882E

Message Format

A0882E: The leading digit of the exponent shall not be zero unless the exponent is a single digit.

Message Cause

The exponent specified in a REAL type value contains a leading zero and the exponent is not a single digit.

Example

Module-A0882E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   SomeType ::= REAL
   value SomeType ::= 1e010
END

Error Message

"a0882e.asn", line 5 (Module-A0882E): A0882E: The leading digit of the exponent shall not be zero unless the exponent is a single digit.

Possible Solution

Remove the leading zero from the exponent.

A0907E

Message Format

A0907E: 'Value' in the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'type reference' shall be a 'cstring' (or a reference to such a character string) of type UniversalString.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a PATTERN constraint whose definition string is not of the type UniversalString. The definition string of a PATTERN constraint must be a UniversalString, according to the ASN.1 standard.

Example

Module-A0907E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   H ::= PrintableString (PATTERN k)
   
   k PrintableString ::= "A"
END

Error Message

"a0907e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0907E): A0907E: 'Value' in the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'H' shall be a 'cstring' (or a reference to such a character string) of type UniversalString.

Possible Solution

Replace the type of the pattern definition string (k, in this case) with the type UniversalString.

A0908E

Message Format

A0908E: 'value reference' may not be used as 'valuereference' in the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'type reference' because it is not a reference to a restricted character string value of size 1.

Message Cause

A PATTERN constraint is defined with a value that references a value which is not a restricted character string of size 1.

Example

Module-A0908E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   H ::= UTF8String (PATTERN "\N{k}")

   k INTEGER ::= 3
END

Error Message

"a0908e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0908E): A0908E: 'k' may not be used as 'valuereference' in the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'H' because it is not a reference to a restricted character string value of size 1.

Possible Solution

Replace the value reference (k, in this case) with a restricted character string value of size 1.

A0909E

Message Format

A0909E: 'type reference 2' may not be used as 'typereference' in the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'type reference 1' because it is not a reference to a 'RestrictedCharacterStringType' with a set of permitted characters.

Message Cause

A PATTERN constraint is defined with a type that does not references a restricted character string with permitted characters.

Example

Module-A0909E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   H ::= UTF8String (PATTERN "\N{K}")

   K ::= INTEGER
END

Error Message

"a0909e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0909E): A0909E: 'K' may not be used as 'typereference' in the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'H' because it is not a reference to a 'RestrictedCharacterStringType' with a set of permitted characters.

Possible Solution

Replace the type reference with the type UniversalString or with a restricted character string type which is a subset of UniversalString (IA5String, for example).

C0910E

Message Format

C0910E: 'K' used as 'typereference' in the 'PatternConstraint' is circularly defined.

Message Cause

The definition string of a PATTERN constraint indirectly references the type to which the pattern constraint is applied. Such circular referencing with PATTERN constraints is not supported.

Example

Module-C0910E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   H ::= UTF8String (PATTERN "\N{K}")

   K ::= H (FROM ("ABC"))
END

Error Message

"c0910e.asn", line 2 (Module-C0910E): C0910E: 'K' used as 'typereference' in the 'PatternConstraint' is circularly defined.

Possible Solution

Remove the circular reference by omitting the indirect reference to the constrained type from the definition string of the PATTERN constraint.

A0911E

Message Format

A0911E: Unexpected end of a regular expression in the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'type reference'.

Message Cause

The definition string of a PATTERN constraint end with a symbol that requires an additional character.

Example

Module-A0911E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   H ::= IA5String (PATTERN "A|")
END

Error Message

"a0911e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0911E): A0911E: Unexpected end of a regular expression in the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'H'.

Possible Solution

You can either add another character after the last symbol or remove the symbol.

A0912E

Message Format

A0912E: A regular expression of the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'type reference' contains at least one illegal character 'illegal character'.

Message Cause

The definition string (regular expression) of a PATTERN constraint contains an illegal character or a character with a special meaning that is placed in an incorrect location.

Example

Module-A0912E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   H ::= IA5String (PATTERN "A|*")
END

Error Message

"a0912e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0912E): A0912E: A regular expression of the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'H' contains at least one illegal character '*'.

Possible Solution

Remove the named character from the regular expression of the PATTERN constraint.

A0913E

Message Format

A0913E: The counter '999999999999' specified in a regular expression of the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'type reference' exceeds its upper limit.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains a PATTERN constraint with a character counter definition, but the counter number exceeds the allowed number of characters for the constrained string type.

Example

Module-A0913E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   H ::= UTF8String (PATTERN "A#(999999999999999)")
END

Error Message

"a0913e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0913E): A0913E: The counter '999999999999' specified in a regular expression of the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'H' exceeds its upper limit.

Possible Solution

Reduce the count number listed in the regular expression of the PATTERN constraint.

A0914E

Message Format

A0914E: The second counter from the operator "#(n,m)" is less than the first counter in a regular expression of the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'type reference'.

Message Cause

The lower limit in a PATTERN constraint with a dual-limit repeat counter is greater than the upper limit. This is not allowed, because the notation #(n, m) denotes an expression match repeated at least n times but no more than m times.

Example

Module-A0914E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   H ::= UTF8String (PATTERN "A#(8,5)")
END

Error Message

"a0914e.asn", line 2 (Module-A0914E): A0914E: The second counter from the operator "#(8,5)" is less than the first counter in a regular expression of the 'PatternConstraint' applied to the type 'H'.

Possible Solution

You can either reduce the lower limit or increase the upper limit.

C0923E

Message Format

C0923E: Implementation limit exceeded too many fields in module 'module reference'."

Message Cause

The total number of tags in the input ASN.1 syntax exceeds the implementation limit.

Possible Solution

Reduce the number of PDU types. Consider using the IMPLICIT tags instead of EXPLICIT tags.

A0935E

Message Format

A0935E: The dummy parameter 'Dummy' is used as an 'ObjectSet'. The 'ParamGovernor' shall be present in the 'ParameterList' and shall identify a 'DefinedObjectClass'.

Message Cause

When an information object set is passed as a parameter, it must employ a governor, namely, the information object class on which it is based. See the corrected example below.

Example

Extension { InfoObjectSet } ::= SEQUENCE {
    extnID      EXTENSION.&id ({InfoObjectSet}),
    critical    EXTENSION.&critical ({InfoObjectSet}{@extnID})
}

Corrected Example

Extension { EXTENSION : InfoObjectSet } ::= SEQUENCE {
    extnID      EXTENSION.&id ({InfoObjectSet}),
    critical    EXTENSION.&critical ({InfoObjectSet}{@extnID})
}

C0943I

Message Format

C0943I: Some ASN.1 items were not checked because they are not included in the WorkingSet. Please use -root option to enforce syntax checking of all input ASN.1 modules.

Message format when using the compiler GUI

C0943I: Some ASN.1 items were not checked because they are not included in the WorkingSet. To enforce syntax checking of all input ASN.1 modules, please check the "Treat all modules as root modules" box in the "Compiler" tab of the "Compiler Options" window.

Message Cause

You have specified the command-line option -designerWarning, but certain items are not present in the current WorkingSet. Only items in the WorkingSet are thoroughly semantically checked. To check all items, you can either specify the -root option or apply the OSS.ROOT and/or the ASN1.WorkingSet directives to include them in the WorkingSet.

Example

Assuming -designerWarning is specified, the value i1 is not included in the WorkingSet and will not be constraint checked.

Mod1 DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I {INTEGER:bound} ::= INTEGER (1..bound)
   I1 ::= I {20}
   i1 I1 ::= 30
END
 
Mod2 DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   B ::= BOOLEAN
END

A0944W

Message Format

C0944W: DTD directive applied to a Type which is not a PDU: type reference.

Message Cause

The OSS.DTD directive was applied to a non-PDU type. Since complete XER encodings are generated only for PDU types, DTD generation for non-PDU types is not supported and OSS.DTD directives applied to such types are ignored at compile time.

Example

--<OSS.DTD C0944W.I>--
Module-C0944W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I ::= INTEGER
   S ::= SEQUENCE {i I}
END

Error Message

"c0944w.asn", line 3 (Module-C0944W): C0944W: DTD directive applied to a Type which is not a PDU: 'I'.

Possible Solution

Apply the PDU directive to the type to convert it to a PDU.

C0945W

Message Format

C0945W: The DTD element element name is used in more than one context within the ASN.1 notation. Its model will conjoin all of its possible uses.

Message Cause

The same element name is used in different contexts in the XER encoding of a particular PDU. For instance, a field name matches an enumeration name. Since the DTD syntax cannot define different models for elements based on the context of their use, the compiler generates a single model describing all possible uses of the element at once.

Example

--<OSS.DTD C0945W.S>--
Module-C0945W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
S ::= SEQUENCE {
        f1 SEQUENCE {b BIT STRING},
        f2 SEQUENCE {b BOOLEAN}
}
END

Error Message

"c0945w.asn", line 5 (Module-C0945W): C0945W: The DTD element 'b' is used in more than one context within the ASN.1 notation. Its model will conjoin all of its possible uses.
Note: the generated model for 'b' element is
<!ELEMENT b (#PCDATA|false|true)*>

Possible Solution

Use distinct names for ASN.1 constructs that map to XML elements.

See Also

C0946W

Message Format

C0946W: type reference is extensible. New elements (not yet known) can be added to its model in later versions of the ASN.1 specification - they will not be accepted by this DTD (consider producing a new DTD if new elements are added).

Message Cause

The ASN.1 input contains an extensible type, but the DTD syntax cannot correctly describe extensibility. A generated DTD file will not accept extra elements that are generated for later versions of the same ASN.1 type with certain extension additions added. However, all extension additions present in the current version of this type will be mapped to DTD constructs.

Example

--<OSS.DTD C0946W.S>--
Module-C0946W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   S ::= SEQUENCE { f1 INTEGER, ..., f2 BOOLEAN }
END

Error Message

"c0946w.asn", line 3 (Module-C0946W): C0946W: 'S' is extensible. New elements (not yet known) can be added to its model in later versions of the ASN.1 specification - they will not be accepted by this DTD (consider producing a new DTD if new elements are added). Note: generated model for 'S' is <!ELEMENT S (f1,f2)>

Possible Solution

Make sure you do not validate the XER encodings with unknown extension additions against a DTD file. To instruct the generated DTD to understand all of its extension additions, generate another DTD file for the latest version of the ASN.1 type.

See Also

C0947W

Message Format

C0947W: element name references an unconstrained OpenType, so any PDU type can be present within it. Models of all PDUs will be included in the DTD file.

Message Cause

An unconstrained OpenType is a component of a PDU and the DTD file is being generated for this PDU. An XER encoding for virtually any ASN.1 type may be present within this unconstrained OpenType encoding; however, the DTD file is generated with the assumption that only the ASN.1 types defined in the input syntax may be encoded so the model of this component accepts elements corresponding to all PDU types from the input ASN.1 syntax.

NOTE: In the presence of a component relation constraint that limits possible types to be present in an OpenType component, the DTD file generated allows only the elements permitted by the component relation constraint.

Example

--<OSS.DTD C0947W.S>--
Module-C0947W DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I ::= INTEGER
   B ::= BOOLEAN
   S ::= SEQUENCE { t ABSTRACT-SYNTAX.&Type }
END

Error Message

"c0947w.asn", line 5 (Module-C0947W): C0947W: 't' references an unconstrained OpenType, so any PDU type can be present within it. Models of all PDUs will be included in the DTD file.
Note: the generated model for 't' is
<!--
"t" references an unconstrained OpenType,
so any PDU type can be present within it.
Ensure that a model for the inner PDU is
included in the current DTD (or include it manually).
-->
<!ELEMENT t (#PCDATA|I|B|S)*>
(#PCDATA is there because OpenType can also be encoded in HEX).

Possible Solution

Add a component relation constraint which will better define the model for an OpenType component.

See Also

A0969E

Message Format

A0969E: The empty-element XML tag name identifier does not match any of the predefined control character representations that are permitted within an xml character string.

Message Cause

An ASN.1 assignment (XMLValueAssignment) for the character string type uses an empty-element XML tag as a part of the value, but the tag name does not match any permitted names of the control characters.

Example

A0969E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I ::= IA5String
   i ::= <I><null/></I>
END

Error Message

"a0969e.asn", line 3 (A0969E): A0969E: The empty-element XML tag name 'null' does not match any of the predefined control character representations that are permitted within an xml character string.
i ::= <I><null/></I>

Possible Solution

Make sure the XMLValueAssignment uses the permitted empty-element tags only (refer to X.680, Table 3 for the complete list).

See Also

A0970E

A0970E

Message Format

A0970E: An invalid character is used in the xml character string. The character code in hex is 'hexcode'.

Message Cause

An assignment (XMLValueAssignment) uses the control character directly (either as an UTF-8 character or as a character reference) instead of representing it as an empty-element tag. Control characters cannot be directly used in XML documents or in XMLValueAssignments.

Example

A0970E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I ::= IA5String
   i ::= <I></I>
END

Error Message

"a0970e.asn", line 3 (A0970E): A0970E: An invalid character is used in the xml character string. The character code in hex is '1'.
i ::= <I></I>

Possible Solution

Replace the control character with an appropriate empty-element tag (<soh/>).

See Also

A0969E

A0971E

Message Format

A0971E: The use of '--' or '/*' is forbidden within a lexical item for xml character string.

Message Cause

An XMLValueAssignment contains a value for a restricted character string type employing either the '--' or '/*' character sequence. To avoid confusion with the beginning of the ASN.1 comment, this is not allowed.

Example

Module-A0971E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I ::= IA5String
   i ::= <I>/* text here */</I>
END

Error Message

"a0971e.asn", line 3 (Module-A0971E): A0971E: Use of '--' or '/*' is forbidden within lexical item for xml character string.
i ::= <I>/* text here */</I>

Possible Solution

Replace one of the characters of the sequence with an appropriate character reference:

i ::= <I>/* text here */</I>

A0973E

Message Format

A0973E: Type-value mismatch: the information object set 'Name1' is incorrectly specified as a setting of the type field '&Name' of the information object class 'Name2'.

Example

NBAP-IES ::= CLASS {
        &Var INTEGER
} WITH SYNTAX {
        VAR &Var
}

NBAP-EXTENSION ::= CLASS {
        &Type
} WITH SYNTAX {
        TYPE &Type
}

Nbap NBAP-IES ::= {
        { VAR {10} }
}
Nbap-Ext-Obj NBAP-EXTENSION ::= {
        { TYPE Nbap }
}

Error Message

"test.asn", line 18 (NBAP): A0973E: Type-value mismatch: the information object set 'Nbap' is incorrectly specified as a setting of the type field '&Type' of the information object class 'Nbap-Ext-Obj'.

L0974E

Message Format

L0974W: The 'keyword 1' option can be only used together with the 'keyword 2' option and will be ignored.

Message Cause

An ASN.1 compiler command-line option requires an additional option (for example, -nopdusforopentypes can be used only if -noconstraints is specified). In this case, the ASN.1 compiler ignores the initial option.

Possible Solution

Specify the option referenced in the warning message.

C0979S

Message Format

C0979S: COMPILER ERROR #62.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler has encountered an internal error.
Your ASN.1 input likely contains erroneous syntax, but in a new and unexpected form, which we need to further analyze.

Next Action

Send the exact command line and ASN.1 input used to Technical Support ‹support@oss.com› for review.

A0980E

Message Format

A0980E: The 'number' in each 'VersionNumber' of 'ExtensionAdditionGroup' shall be greater than or equal to two.

Message Cause

The version number specified in an extension addition group is less than two.

A0981E

Message Format

A0981E: The 'number' in each 'VersionNumber' of 'ExtensionAdditionGroup' shall be greater than the 'number' in any preceding 'NumberedBracket' within an insertion point.

Message Cause

The version number of a subsequent numbered bracket is not greater than the preceding one.

A0982E

Message Format

A0982E: 'VersionNumber' in the 'ExtensionAdditionGroup' shall not be present because not all 'ExtensionAdditions' in the module 'name' are 'ExtensionAdditionGroup's with 'VersionNumber's.

Message Cause

A version number has not been called for a version number in an extension addition group.

A0983E

Message Format

A0983E: 'VersionNumber' in the 'ExtensionAdditionGroup' shall be present because it is present in at least one 'ExtensionAdditionGroup' in the module 'name'.

Message Cause

A mandatory version number is mising from an extension addition group.

A0990E

Message Format

A0990E: identifier must be a legal moduleference.
A0990E: identifier must be a legal typereference.

Message Cause

An XMLValueAssignment (an xml value that is defined) contains an element name that does not conform to the ASN.1 Typereference (a name that refers to a type) syntax.

Example

Module-A0990E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   I ::= INTEGER
   v1 ::= <A0990E-.I>123>/A0990E-.I>
   v2 ::= <I->123>/I->
END

Error Message

"a0990e.asn", line 3 (A0990E): A0990E: 'A0990E-' must be a legal modulereference.
v1 ::= v1 ::= <A0990E-.I>123>/A0990E-.I>
...
"a0990e.asn", line 4 (Module-A0990E): A0990E: 'I-' must be a legal typereference.
v2 ::= <I->123>/I->

Possible Solution

Use proper tag names for the XMLValueAssignment.

A0991E

Message Format

A0991E: The value of the referenced field name1 associated with values of the constrained field name2 is absent in the valuereference name3.

Example

MY-CLASS ::= CLASS {
    &code INTEGER UNIQUE,
    &Type OPTIONAL
}
MySet MY-CLASS ::= { {&code 10, &Type PrintableString}}

Ch ::= CHOICE {
    a   MY-CLASS.&Type ({MySet}),
    b   MY-CLASS.&code ({MySet}{@a})
}

ch Ch ::= b : 10

Error Message

"test.asn", line 14 (Asn1Mod): A0991E: The value of the referenced field 'a' associated with values of the constrained field 'b' is absent in the valuereference 'ch'.

A0992E

Message Format

A0992E: COMPILER ERROR #63 for item.

Message Cause

The ASN.1 compiler has encountered an internal error.
Your ASN.1 input likely contains erroneous syntax, but in a new and unexpected form, which we need to further analyze.

Next Action

Send the exact command line and ASN.1 input used to Technical Support ‹support@oss.com› for review.

C0994I

Message Format

C0994I: Component 'name' is circularly defined.

Example

A ::= SET {
               b B,
               i INTEGER
       }
B ::= SET {
               a A OPTIONAL,
               j INTEGER
       }
C ::= CHOICE {
               c [1] C,
               k INTEGER
       }
D ::= A

Error Message

"test.asn", line 11 (CIRCULAR): C0994I: Component 'a' is circularly defined.

A0996E

Message Format

C0996E: The Pattern constraint cannot be applied to type 'type reference BuiltinType'.

Message Cause

A PATTERN constraint is applied to a type that is not a restricted character string type.

Example

Module-C0996E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
     V ::= VisibleString (PATTERN ".*") -- Valid
     I ::= INTEGER (PATTERN "111")      -- Invalid
END

Error Message

"a.asn", line 3 (Module-C0996E): C0996E: The Pattern constraint cannot be applied to type 'INTEGER'.

Possible Solution

Remove the PATTERN constraint.

A0997E

Message Format

"A0997E: The number of additional '.' following the '@.' In ComponentRelationConstraint applied to the component 'component name' shall not exceed the number of constructions (SET, SET OF, SEQUENCE, SEQUENCE OF, CHOICE) containing the innermost SET or SEQUENCE where the 'AtNotation' occurs.

Message Cause

The number of periods (".") supplied in an AtNotation structure from a component relation constraint exceeds the allowed limit.

Example

Module-A0997E DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
   ERROR-CLASS ::= CLASS
   {
        &category  PrintableString (SIZE(1)),
        &id        INTEGER,
        &Type
   }
   
   WITH SYNTAX {&category &id &Type}

   ErrorSet ERROR-CLASS ::=
         {
         {"A" 1 INTEGER} |
         {"A" 2 REAL} |
         {"B" 1 CHARACTER STRING} |
         {"B" 2 GeneralString}
         }

   ErrorMessage ::= SEQUENCE {
      errorCategory   ERROR-CLASS.&category({ErrorSet}),
      parameters      SEQUENCE OF SEQUENCE    {
      errorId         ERROR-CLASS.&id({ErrorSet}{@errorCategory}),
      data           SEQUENCE OF SEQUENCE    {
      value          ERROR-CLASS.&Type({ErrorSet}{@.......errorId}),
      text           VisibleString
         }
     }
}
END

Error Message

"a0997e.asn", line 23 (Module-A0997E): A0997E: The number of additional '.' foll owing the '@.' in ComponentRelationConstraint applied to the component 'value' shall not exceed the number of constructions (SET, SET OF, SEQUENCE, SEQUENCE OF, CHOICE) containing the innermost SET or SEQUENCE where the 'AtNotation' occurs.

Possible Solution

Remove the extra periods (and other unnecessary parts) from the AtNotation.

A0998E

Message Format

"A0998E: The governor 'Name1' of the dummy parameter 'Name2' and the governor of the valueset 'Name3' used as the actual parameter in the instance 'Name4' of the parameterized type 'Name5' are not compatible.

Message Cause

The governors of the dummy parameter 'J' and of the value set used as the actual parameter in the instance of the parameterized type are not compatible.

Example

   I ::= CHOICE {i INTEGER, n NULL} 
   K INTEGER ::= {-127..127}
   ROS {I:J} ::= SEQUENCE {
        i J
}
   F ::= ROS{{K}}

Error Message

"test.asn", line 8 (Mod): A0998E: The governor 'I' of the dummy parameter 'J' and the governor of the valueset 'K' used as the actual parameter in the instance 'F' of the parameterized type 'ROS' are not compatible.

A0999E

Message Format

"A0999E: At least one value 'value' of the actual parameter 'Name1' is not mapped to any values from the value set dummy parameter 'Name2' in the instance 'Name3' of the parameterized type 'Name4'.

Example

Module-D DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
    I ::= INTEGER (25..45)
    H ::= INTEGER (40..60)
    K H ::= {46..49}
    ROS {I:J} ::= SEQUENCE {
        i J
    }
    F ::= ROS{{K}}
END

Error Message

"test.asn", line 8 (Module-D): A0999E: At least one value '46' of the actual parameter 'K' is not mapped to any values from the value set dummy parameter 'J' in the instance 'F' of the parameterized type 'ROS'.

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