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2043886 - ASE reports message 'SySAM: Invalid license file syntax.' - SAP ASE


  • ASE error log reports messages on licensing status including :
SySAM: Invalid license file syntax.
SySAM: FLEXnet Licensing error:-2,397


Depending on the license status of ASE prior to these messages :

  • ASE starts in grace or support grace mode or
  • ASE will not start if there is no valid license or the grace period has expired



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.x 
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.x



SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.0 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5


SYSAM-2_0, License , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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