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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » Context-Sensitive Help » SQL Anywhere plug-in help » SQL Anywhere properties windows


Start Database window

This window has the following components:

  • Server   Shows the name of the selected database server on which the database starts.

  • Database file   Type the full path and name of the SQL Anywhere database file on the server computer. For example: C:\databases\mydatabase.db.

  • Encryption key   Specifies the encryption key to start the database. You must supply the encryption key to start a database that is strongly encrypted. This field only applies for strongly encrypted databases.

  • Database name   Type a name for the database you are connecting to. You can use a database name to provide a more meaningful name than the file name for users of client applications. Since more than one database can run on a database server at one time, supplying a database name lets you distinguish between databases running on the same database server. The name you supply identifies the database until it is stopped.

    The database name is optional; but it is recommended. If you don't supply a database name, the default database name is the root of the database file name (the file name without the .db extension). For example, if you have a database called sample.db, the default database name is sample.


    Do not name your database utility_db. This name is reserved for the utility database. See Utility databases.

  • Stop database after last disconnect   Select this option to stop the database when the last connection to it closes. This option is different from the -ga server option, which automatically stops the database server.

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