Thank you for your post.
What kind of information are you trying to view? Are any Container fields included? Are any fields being referenced with more than 65,535 characters?
Did this used to work prior to macOS Sierra 10.12.2?
Any other information you can provide may be helpful.
It's just a table view and yes there are some container fields so maybe that wouldn't work?
Don't recall prior to 10.12 for sure, but I think it worked.
The error message is just plain awful. And, there's no way I could find, like in the ODBC/JDBC reference, to look it up. The error message should at least give me a clue, if possible.
I know there is an issue when a field is referenced that has 64K (65536) or more characters and another field follows it. To see if this is the issue, temporarily omit the Container field(s) from being referenced. If this still fails, see if any other field contains more than 65535 characters. On the other hand, if it succeeds, try referencing the Container field at the end.