Query Syntax Errors

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The following error messages can be returned when executing a query.

Expecting closing parenthesis ')'.Occurs when parentheses are mismatched.
Expecting closing square bracket ']'.An opening square bracket was not followed by a closing square bracket. Usually the result of an ill-formed weight.
Expecting comma.Occurs when a reserved token or end-of-string occurs before the closing brace of a vector property. Example: @VectorString = {A1, B@}.
Expecting currency.A currency value was expected but not found. Occurs when a property of type DBTYPE_CY is fed incorrect input. Correct format for currency is #.#.
Expecting date.A date was expected but not found. Occurs when a property of type DBTYPE_DATE is fed incorrect input. Allowed formats for dates are yyyy/mm/dd, yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss, and relative dates (-#y, -#m, -#w, -#d, -#h, -#n, -#s).
Expecting end of string.A complete restriction has been parsed, and there is still more input. Example: (@size = 100) sample.
Expecting GUID.A GUID was expected but not found. Occurs when a property of DBTYPE_GUID is fed incorrect input. Property format for a GUID is XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX.
Expecting integer.An integer was expected but not found. Occurs when a property of an integer type (DBTYPE_I4, and so on) is fed a non-numeric value, or a non-numeric vector weight is entered.
Expecting phrase.A textual phrase was expected and not found. This error occurs in a variety of situations where the query parser is expecting plain text and is given a special token instead.
Expecting property name.Occurs when a correctly formed property name is not found after an @ sign.
Expecting real number.A real number was expected but not found. Occurs when a property of a real type (DBTYPE_R4, and so on) is fed a non-numeric value.
Expecting regular expression.Similar to Expecting phrase error. Used when in regular-expression parsing mode.
The file <file> is on a remote UNC share. .Idq, .ida, and .htx files cannot be placed on a remote UNC share.An .idq, .ida, or .htx file was found on a remote UNC share. None of these files can be on a remote UNC share.
Invalid literal.Occurs only when a query property is formatted poorly. Almost all conditions are covered by the Expecting integer, Expecting date, and other errors.
No such property.Property specified after @, #, or $ does not exist. It is not a default property and is not specified in the Names section of the .idq file.
Not yet implemented.An unimplemented feature of Indexing Service.
Out of memory.The server ran out of memory processing the CiRestriction parameter.
Regular expressions require a property of type string.A property of a nontextual type (DBTYPE_I4, DBTYPE_GUID, and so on) was selected for regular-expression mode. For example, #size 100* will cause this error.
Unexpected end of string.There is a missing quotation mark in your query.
Unsupported property type.For future expansion. Will occur when a display-only property type is used in a query restriction.
Weight must be between 0 and 1000.Occurs when a query term weight is outside the legal range of 0 to 1000.