Sage Error: “Codebase Error #: -200 (Or Codebase Error #: 83805”)

Sage Codebase Error

Sage integrates Matrix to provide a wide range of tax forms and turns the most time-consuming tasks into a simple one by allowing users to complete over 250 state & federal reports automatically, review, edit, and e-file them; thereby eliminating the need to create them manually.

However, while preparing reports or printing a form, Sage 50 may prompt an error – CODEBASE ERROR #: -200

What is Sage Error: “Codebase Error #: -200 (Or Codebase Error #: 83805”)

The error occurs while using Enhanced Tax Reporting using Aatrix (software that provides the widest range of tax form ) and throws an error stating Sage 50 Data File Database Corruption Detected or “Codebase Error #: -200 or Codebase Error #: 83805″ to be more precise. And further states that the File is not a data file database corruption detected in Dat.bdf”

This could also be triggered when antivirus software is scrutinizing the data files and disabling it will allow the processing to run smoothly.

Read More : How to Run Sage 50 Data Verification

Resolving Sage Error: “CODEBASE ERROR #: -200 (OR CODEBASE ERROR #: 83805”)

Here some simple steps mentioned to fix this issue:

Section I: Replacing the History Folder

  • Search for the valid backup that was taken prior to the last tax form processing
  • Now Rename the backup file and add .zip as the extension.
  • Rename the Histories folder to Old Histories in your individual company
  • Open this newly renamed .zip file > Copy the Histories directory to the individual company folder > Now start the Tax Form Selector and work with the forms
  • Start the tax form selector and process your forms.

Section II: Disabling the Antivirus

If the above procedure doesn’t rectify the error, then try disabling the Antivirus This is with special reference to Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security ver. 7.0 or Total Defense Antivirus & Security

  • To verify if it’s the antivirus that is preventing the software from opening try opening the form in “Selective Startup or Safe mode with Networking”
  • If Safe mode with Networking or Selective Startup runs it, then allow the files through the firewall and antivirus
  • There are many files that need to be allowed including
  • Peachw.exe
  • PeachtreePrefetcher.exe
  • SmartPostingService[Version].exe
  • PeachUpd.exe
  • SageReg.exe
  • Sage.overdrive.cloudbackup.exe
  • Sage.Data.Exchange.Client.exe
  • SageOverDrive.exe
  • w3dbsmgr.exe
  • w3lgo103.exe
  • Aatrixforms.exe
  • Updater.exe
  • Updater2.exe

Section III: Configure Trend Micro

If you are using TrendMicro protection for i-cloud security then allow it and include it in the exception list

  • Right-click the Trend Micro Icon and open the Main console
  • Select the PC Mobile tab
  • Go to PC & Internet Security > Select Exception Lists
  • Select Programs and Folders > Add > Browse
  • Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Peach\FormViewer
  • Select these 3 files – aatrixforms.exe, updater2.exe, and the viewer.exe files
  • Again select Add > Browse.
  • Navigate to C:\Users\(Windows users profile)\AppData\Local > select Aatrix Software folder and check the box to the left of the new exception > Apply > OK.
  • Check if you can open the Payroll Tax forms with the Trend Micro Security enabled now

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Final Words

So, you see, friends, there are many versions of errors when it comes to the Sage that the user might face. This is irrespective of the fact that it can be a functional or a technical error. Most times, these errors occur due to the upgrade or the lack of it, customization, updating, or conversion. The compatibility is also another major reason for the same. Nevertheless, you can get in touch with us at and have your doubts resolved.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

How can one Fix the Error warnings within Sage Data?

To do so, you need to:
1. To start an automatic repair of your data, click Run Repair. 
Note : If you are using Remote Data Access in Sage 50 Accounts v27, the repair needs to be run within the main site. 
2. To back up the data, you need to click OK, and next click OK. In case the errors are repaired, the Success window will be displayed

Can one Repair the Sage Data File?

To do so, you need to:
1. Click on the Software tab, and next click Data Repair Center. Within the Data Repair, click Upload/download your data. Now Click Upload new data, next click Upload data. Now click Select the product that the data relates to

Can you Repair the Sage File?

In Windows located within the Start Menu, select All Programs > Sage, and then Sage 50 Accounting. This is followed by Company File Check and repair. Within the Company Data File, you need to click Browse to select the file you wish to scan. Now Select the type of scan you wish to perform.

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