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UltraLiteJ Error[-121]: Permission denied: set read-only


I am new to SAP Anywhere and I am working with UltraLite.

I used "UltraLiteJ16.jar" for J2se (\SQL Anywhere 16\UltraLite\UltraLiteJ\J2se\UltraLiteJ16.jar) in my code.

I changed the example given in the below link (Example: Managing database operations on an Android smartphone) to work with j2se instead of Android.

The changes I made:

instead of "DatabaseManager.createConfigurationFileAndroid ()" method I used "DatabaseManager.createConfigurationFile ()"

public void createDb(String strFilename) throws ULjException {

ConfigFile config = DatabaseManager.createConfigurationFile(strFilename);

try {

conn = DatabaseManager.connect(config);

} catch (ULjException ex) {

conn = DatabaseManager.createDatabase(config);

System.err.println("Successfully created a new database");

for(int i = 0; i< stmt.length; i++) {





I have attached the java code also (since JAVA files are not allowed, i renamed to UltralitejDemo.txt).

When I ran the program, Creating table, Inserting and deleting data working fine but Update giving following error:

com.ianywhere.ultralitej16.implementation.JrException: UltraLiteJ Error[-121]: Permission denied: set read-only

at com.ianywhere.ultralitej16.implementation.JrException.throwException(Unknown Source)

at com.ianywhere.ultralitej16.implementation.JrException.throwException(Unknown Source)

at com.ianywhere.ultralitej16.implementation.JrValue.checkReadOnly(Unknown Source)

at com.ianywhere.ultralitej16.implementation.JrValue.setInternal(Unknown Source)

at com.ianywhere.ultralitej16.implementation.JrRow.setValue(Unknown Source)

at com.ianywhere.ultralitej16.implementation.PrepStmtChanger.copyValuesToRow(Unknown Source)

at com.ianywhere.ultralitej16.implementation.PrepStmtUpdate.execute(Unknown Source)

at sql.anywhere.ultralitej.demo.UltralitejDemo.UpdateDepartment(

at sql.anywhere.ultralitej.demo.UltralitejDemo.<init>(

at sql.anywhere.ultralitej.demo.UltralitejDemo.main(

I need help/suggestions to solve this problem.

Thanks and Regards


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    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 02:55 PM

    It is not permitted to update a PRIMARY KEY value in an UltraLite database. If you have a application requirement to update its value, you will need to DELETE the existing row and INSERT a new row. This restriction is needed because it creates complexity when involved in a synchronization.

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