The server class you specify in the CREATE SERVER statement determines the behavior of a remote connection. The server classes give SQL Anywhere detailed server capability information. SQL Anywhere formats SQL statements specific to a server's capabilities.
There are two categories of server classes:
JDBC-based server classes
ODBC-based server classes
Each server class has a set of unique characteristics that database administrators and programmers need to know to configure the server for remote data access.
When using this chapter, refer both to the section generic to the server class category (JDBC-based or ODBC-based), and to the section specific to the individual server class.