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Connect dialog: Identification tab (MobiLink and QAnywhere)

The Identification tab of the Connect dialog for connecting to the MobiLink and QAnywhere plug-ins in Sybase Central has the following components:

User ID    Type a user ID for the database connection. The user ID you supply must have permissions on a database to connect.

See Userid connection parameter [UID].

Password    Type a password for the connection. This must be the correct password for the user ID you supply. Passwords are case sensitive.

See Password connection parameter [PWD].

ODBC Data Source name    Select this option to choose a data source (a stored set of connection parameters) for connecting to your database. This field is equivalent to the DSN connection parameter, which references a data source in the registry. You can view a list of data sources by clicking Browse.

You can also select a recently used ODBC data source from the dropdown list.

See DataSourceName connection parameter [DSN].


ODBC data sources allow you to store connection information. If you have connection information stored in an ODBC data source, do not repeat this information in the Connect dialog. For example, if the ODBC data source already contains a user ID, then do not supply the user ID in the User ID field of the Connect dialog.


Any information you enter in the Connect dialog, such as the user ID or database name, takes precedence over the parameters stored in an ODBC data source or an ODBC data source file.

ODBC Data Source file    Select this option to choose a data source file for the connection. You can search for the file by clicking Browse. The ODBC data source file is often used for Unix systems.

You can also select a recently used ODBC data source file from the dropdown list.

File data sources hold the same information as ODBC data sources stored in the registry.

For more information about file DSN connection parameter, see FileDataSourceName connection parameter [FILEDSN].

Tools    The following utilities are available from the Tools button:

See Working with ODBC data sources.

Connection type dropdown list    Choose Generic ODBC Database from the list when connecting to a database other than SQL Anywhere or UltraLite (for example, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, or Oracle).