This section introduces the new features in Adaptive Server Anywhere version 8.0. It provides an exhaustive listing of major and minor new features, with cross references to locations where details of each feature appear in the manuals.
If you have the printed version of this book, and if you do not have the complete SQL Anywhere Studio documentation set, you should look in the online documentation for a detailed description of each feature.
Some new features require that you upgrade the database to version 8, or that you upgrade the database file format by unloading and reloading the database. If a database upgrade or file format upgrade is required to access a particular feature, the requirement is indicated in the description below.
For information on how to carry out these tasks, see Upgrading to SQL Anywhere 10.
The Adaptive Server Anywhere new features are grouped under the following headings:
Query processing and database performance
Development and administration tools
Administration and troubleshooting
Java in the database