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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Remote data access


Native statements and remote servers

Use the FORWARD TO statement to send one or more statements to the remote server in its native syntax. This statement can be used in two ways:

  • To send a statement to a remote server.

  • To place SQL Anywhere into passthrough mode for sending a series of statements to a remote server.

The FORWARD TO statement can be used to verify that a server is configured correctly. If you send a statement to the remote server and SQL Anywhere does not return an error message, the remote server is configured correctly.

The FORWARD TO statement cannot be used within procedures or batches.

If a connection cannot be made to the specified server, a message is returned to the user. If a connection is made, any results are converted into a form that can be recognized by the client program.

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