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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » SQL dialects and compatibility


Automatic translation of stored procedures

In addition to supporting Transact-SQL alternative syntax, SQL Anywhere provides aids for translating statements between the Watcom SQL and Transact-SQL dialects. SQL language built-in functions returning information about SQL statements and enabling automatic translation of SQL statements include:

  • SQLDIALECT( statement )   Returns Watcom-SQL or Transact-SQL.

  • WATCOM SQL( statement )   Returns the Watcom-SQL syntax for the statement.

  • TRANSACTSQL( statement )   Returns the Transact-SQL syntax for the statement.

These are functions, and so can be accessed using a select statement from Interactive SQL. For example, the following statement returns the value Watcom-SQL:


Translating a stored procedure