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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Administering Your Database » SQL Anywhere graphical administration tools


Using Sybase Central

Sybase Central is a graphical tool for managing your database servers, databases, and the objects they contain.

From within Sybase Central, you can get additional information about using and configuring Sybase Central by choosing Help » Sybase Central.

Sybase Central key features
  • Easy command access   The File menu in Sybase Central automatically updates when you select an object, providing commands related directly to that object. You can also access these commands from the popup menu that appears when you right-click an object.

  • Task wizards   If you want to add a new object, Sybase Central provides you with wizards that walk you through the task step by step.

  • Drag-and-drop functionality   Sybase Central supports drag-and-drop functionality for many operations. For example, if you want to copy tables to a different database, you can click and drag them to that location. See Copying database objects in the SQL Anywhere plug-in.

  • Keyboard shortcuts   Many commonly-used commands have keyboard shortcuts; these shortcuts are listed beside the command names in the menus. See Sybase Central keyboard shortcuts.

  • Plug-in support   You can manage a variety of database products and tools by using plug-ins. From within Sybase Central, you can get additional information about using and configuring a plug-in by choosing the plug-in name from the Help menu.


Each product is managed by a separate plug-in. The plug-ins for these products must be registered and loaded before you can use the products in Sybase Central. When you install a product, its plug-in is automatically registered and loaded.

SQL Anywhere 11 includes Sybase Central plug-ins for the following products:

The plug-in files are found in the following location in your SQL Anywhere 11 installation:

Plug-in File name and location
SQL Anywhere 11 install-dir\java\saplugin.jar
MobiLink 11 install-dir\java\mlplugin.jar
UltraLite 11 install-dir\java\ulplugin.jar
QAnywhere 11 install-dir\java\qaplugin.jar

For more information about using the plug-ins included with SQL Anywhere 11, see:

Deploying Sybase Central

Subject to your license agreement, you can deploy SQL Anywhere administration tools, including Sybase Central.

For information about deploying Sybase Central with your application, see Deploying administration tools.

Starting Sybase Central
Navigating Sybase Central
Searching databases in Sybase Central
Using the Code Editor
Using the Log Viewer
Using the SQL Anywhere plug-in