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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » Connecting to a database » Troubleshooting connections


The steps in establishing a connection

To establish a connection, SQL Anywhere performs the following steps:

  1. Locate the interface library

    The client application must locate the interface library.

  2. Assemble a list of connection parameters

    Since connection parameters may appear in several places (such as data sources, a connection string assembled by the application, or an environment variable) SQL Anywhere assembles the parameters into a single list.

  3. Locate a server

    Using the connection parameters, SQL Anywhere locates a database server on your computer or over a network.

  4. Locate the database

    SQL Anywhere locates the database you want to connect to.

  5. Start a personal server

    If SQL Anywhere fails to locate a server, it attempts to start a personal database server and load the database.