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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » SQL Anywhere database connections » SQL Anywhere for Windows Mobile » Connect to a database running on a Windows Mobile device


Starting a database server and connecting to a database on your Windows Mobile device

You can start a database server and connect to a database on your Windows Mobile device.


To connect from your desktop computer to a database server that is running on Windows Mobile, you must select the TCP/IP option when starting the server.

  1. On your Windows Mobile device, tap Start » Programs » SQLAny16.

  2. Tap Server.

  3. In the Database field, type the name of the database file that you want to start or click Browse to locate the database.

    By default, the sample database is located in \My Documents\demo.db.

  4. In the Server Name field, type the database server name that you want to use.

    The default name for the sample database server is demo.

  5. In the Options field, type -x tcpip(port=2639).

    The port that the database server will use is 2639. Avoid the use of port 2638, which is also the default TCP/IP port for a SQL Anywhere server running on your desktop system.

  6. Click Use TCP/IP.

    A TCP/IP connection is necessary to connect from a desktop computer to the database running on your Windows Mobile device.

  7. Tap OK.


The sample database is started on the database server.


You can create an ODBC data source to connect from the desktop computer to your Windows Mobile device.

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