Although the connection model for SQL Anywhere is configurable, and can become complex, in many cases connecting to a database is very simple.
This section describes some simple cases of applications connecting to a SQL Anywhere database. This section may be all you need to get started.
Connecting to the sample database from Sybase Central or Interactive SQL
Connecting to a database on your own computer from Sybase Central or Interactive SQL
Connecting to an embedded database
Connecting using a data source
Connecting to a server on a network
Using default connection parameters
Connecting from SQL Anywhere utilities