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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Programming » Deploying Databases and Applications » Understanding installation directories and file names

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File naming conventions

SQL Anywhere uses consistent file naming conventions to help identify and group system components.

These conventions include:

Identifying other file types

The following table identifies the platform and function of SQL Anywhere files according to their file extension. SQL Anywhere follows standard file extension conventions where possible.

File extension Platform File type
.bat, .cmd Windows Command files
.chm, .chw Windows Help system file
.dll Windows Dynamic Link Library
.exe Windows Executable file
.ini All Initialization file
.lic All License file
.lib Varies by development tool Static runtime libraries for the creation of embedded SQL executables
.nlm Novell NetWare NetWare Loadable Module
.res NetWare, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X Language resource file for non-Windows environments
.so, .sl,.a Linux/Unix Shared object or shared library file. The equivalent of a Windows DLL
.bundle, .dylib Mac OS X Shared object file. The equivalent of a Windows DLL
Database file names

SQL Anywhere databases are composed of two elements:

These files are updated, maintained and managed by the SQL Anywhere relational database management system.