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Troubleshooting connections

Who needs to read this section?

In many cases, establishing a connection to a database is straightforward using the information presented in the first part of this chapter.

However, if you are having problems establishing connections to a server, you may need to understand the process by which SQL Anywhere establishes connections to resolve your problems. This section describes how SQL Anywhere connections work.

For more information about network-specific issues, including connections across firewalls, see Client/Server Communications.

The software follows exactly the same procedure for each of the following types of client application:

See also

The steps in establishing a connection
Locating the interface library
Assembling a list of connection parameters
Locating a database server
Locating the database
Server name caching for faster connections
Interactive SQL connections
Testing that a server can be found