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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » MobiLink - Getting Started » MobiLink Tutorials » Tutorial: Introduction to direct row handling


Lesson 4: Start the MobiLink server

In this lesson you start the MobiLink server. You start the MobiLink server (mlsrv11) using the -c option to connect to your consolidated database. You use the -sl java or -sl dnet option to load your Java or .NET class.

To start the MobiLink server for direct row handling

  • Connect to your consolidated database and load .NET or Java classes on the mlsrv11 command line.

    For Java, run the following command. Replace c:\MLdirect with the location of your Java source files.

    mlsrv11 -c "dsn=mobilink_db" -o serverOut.txt -v+ -dl -zu+ -x tcpip  -sl java (-cp c:\MLdirect)

    For .NET:

    mlsrv11 -c "dsn=mobilink_db;uid=DBA;pwd=sql" -o serverOut.txt -v+ -dl -zu+ -x tcpip  -sl dnet (-Dautoloadpath=c:\MLdirect)

    The MobiLink server window appears.

    Below is a description of each MobiLink server option used in this tutorial. The options -o, -v, and -dl provide debugging and troubleshooting information. Using these logging options is appropriate in a development environment. For performance reasons, -v and -dl are typically not used in production.




    Precedes the connection string.


    Specifies the message log file serverOut.txt.


    The -v option specifies what information is logged. Using -v+ sets maximum verbose logging.


    Displays all log messages on screen.


    Adds new users automatically.


    Sets the communications protocol and parameters for MobiLink clients.

    -sl java

    Specifies a set of directories to search for class files, and forces the Java Virtual Machine to load on server startup.

    -sl dnet Specifies the location of .NET assemblies and forces the CLR to load on server startup.
Further reading

For a complete list of MobiLink server options, see MobiLink server options.

For more information about loading Java and .NET classes see -sl java option and -sl dnet option, respectively.