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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » MobiLink - Getting Started » MobiLink tutorials » Tutorial: Synchronizing with Microsoft Excel


Lesson 6: Starting the MobiLink server

This lesson assumes you have completed all preceding lessons. See Lesson 1: Setting up an Excel worksheet.

In this lesson, you start the MobiLink server. You start the MobiLink server (mlsrv12) using the -c option to connect to your consolidated database, and the -sl java option to load your Java class.

 Start the MobiLink server for direct row handling
  1. Connect to your consolidated database and load the class on the mlsrv12 command line.

    Run the following command. Replace c:\MLobjexcel with the location of your Java source files.

    mlsrv12 -c "DSN=mlexcel_db" -o serverOut.txt -v+ -dl -zu+ -x tcpip  -sl java (-cp c:\MLobjexcel)

    The MobiLink server messages 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.

    Option Description


    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 VM to load on server startup.

  2. Proceed to Lesson 7: Setting up your MobiLink client database.

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