How can I resolve a PWS - Error Reading File: TNTCCL.DB Return Code=2?


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Telon PWS error reading file.

How can I resolve a PWS - Error Reading File: TNTCCL.DB Return Code=2?


Using Telon PWS 5.1


Message “Error reading file: TNTCCL.DB Return Code=2” means that the file is damaged. It is an I/O error from Btrieve software which is used to access database files on the Windows platform.

TNTCCL file contains custom code and the reason why export is working for specific program might be because it doesn’t have any custom code in it. Some other program will have problem when exporting if it contains custom code which is read from TNTCCL.


The best way to repair this file is using a backup. If there is no backup, then maybe BUTIL -RECOVER can do something.

Other way to do it is:

BUTIL -CLONE <new_file> <old_file> - creates an empty copy of the old file

BUTIL -COPY <old_file> <new_file> - copy the content to the new file



You can also try if the transport utility works with clean database or with just clean TNTCCL file, to be sure that the corruption is the problem. 

Additional Information

The error is explained here... and what to do to prevent/repair it 

Here is some explanation thru CLONE/SAVE/LOAD  

Here is documentation regarding Telon PWS transport facility:


And here is explanation of the files there and how to initialize them.