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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » SQL Anywhere database connections

 

Connecting with SQL Anywhere APIs

To connect to a database, the client application must call one of the following SQL Anywhere API functions:

The SQL Anywhere API uses connection information included in the call from the client application to locate and connect to the database server. Information sent by the client application can include information held in a data source, the SQLCONNECT environment variable, or the server address cache. The following figure is a simplified representation of the process.

A client connection to a database, showing the client application, the interface library, and the database server running the database.
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