SQL Anywhere provides three methods to administer your system: Sybase Central, Interactive SQL, and command-line utilities. In most cases, the choice of which tool to use is your preference. The majority of tasks, such as connecting to a database, are supported by all three methods.
The tutorials and introductory materials listed in this section use all three methods to create and manage SQL Anywhere databases.
For an overview of Sybase Central and Interactive SQL, see Design and management tools.
This tutorial walks you through starting a database server, displaying the Server Messages window, and stopping the database server.
Additional information For a list of the most common options to use when starting a database, or database server, see Some common options.For a complete list of server options, see The SQL Anywhere database server. Or, open a command prompt and execute the following command:
Further reading For more information on starting and stopping the database server, see Running the Database Server.For more information about how SQL Anywhere names its databases and servers, see Naming the server and the databases.
This section describes how to create an ODBC data source and how to use it to connect to a database using Sybase Central.
Further reading For more examples of connecting to the SQL Anywhere sample database, connecting to an embedded database, and connecting across a network, see Introduction to SQL Anywhere database connections.For more information about ODBC data sources, see Working with ODBC data sources.
This section introduces Sybase Central and describes how to use it to:
This tutorial describes how to use Sybase Central to:
This section familiarizes you with Interactive SQL and provides steps to: