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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » Connecting to a database » Connecting from Sybase Central, Interactive SQL, or the SQL Anywhere Console utility


Opening the Connect window

A common Connect window is available in Sybase Central, Interactive SQL, and the SQL Anywhere Console utility to let you connect to a database.

When you start Sybase Central, you need to open this window manually. When you start Interactive SQL, the window automatically appears; you can also open it by choosing SQL » Connect.

To open the Connect window (Sybase Central)

  • In Sybase Central, choose Connections » Connect With SQL Anywhere 11.

    Press F11 to open the Connections menu.


You can make subsequent connections to a given database easier and faster using a connection profile.

To open the Connect window (Interactive SQL)

  • In Interactive SQL, choose SQL » Connect.

    Alternatively, you can press F11 to open the Connect window.

Once the Connect window appears, you must specify the connection parameters you need to connect. For example, you can connect to the sample database by choosing SQL Anywhere 11 Demo from the ODBC Data Source Name list on the Identification tab and then clicking OK.

To open the Connect window (SQL Anywhere Console utility)

  • Run the following command:


    The Connect window appears.