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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Connecting to a Database » Troubleshooting connections

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Locating a database server

In the next step towards establishing a connection, SQL Anywhere attempts to locate a server. If the connection parameter list includes a server name (EngineName (ENG) connection parameter), it performs a search for a server of that name. If no EngineName (ENG) connection parameter is supplied, and LINKS is not specified or LINKS includes Shared Memory, SQL Anywhere looks for a default server.

Flowchart of SQL Anywhere attempting to start a personal server.

If SQL Anywhere locates a server, it tries to locate or load the required database on that server. See Locating the database.

If SQL Anywhere can not locate a server, it may attempt to start a personal server, depending on the connection parameters.


Locating a database server using the SQL Anywhere Broadcast Repeater