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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Connecting to a Database » Simple connection examples

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Connecting to a database on your own computer from Sybase Central or Interactive SQL


In the simplest connection scenario, the database you want to connect to resides on your own computer. If this is the case for you, ask yourself the following questions:

The procedures below depend on your answers to these questions.

To connect to a database on an already-running local server
  1. Start Sybase Central or Interactive SQL and open the Connect dialog (if it doesn't appear automatically).

  2. On the Identification tab of the dialog, enter a user ID and a password for the currently-running database.

  3. Do one of the following:

To start and connect to a database
  1. Start Sybase Central or Interactive SQL and open the Connect dialog (if it doesn't appear automatically).

  2. On the Identification tab of the dialog, enter a user ID and a password.

  3. Click the Database tab.

  4. Specify a file in the Database File field (including the full path, name, and extension). You can search for a file by clicking Browse.

  5. If you want the database name for subsequent connections to be different from the file name, enter a name in the Database Name field (without including a path or extension).

Tips

If the database is already loaded (started) on the server, you only need to provide a database name for a successful connection. The database file is not necessary.

You can connect using a data source (a stored set of connection parameters) for either of the above scenarios by selecting the appropriate data source option at the bottom of the Identification tab of the Connect dialog.

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