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To connect to a local database that is currently running, you can use the Connect window with the Connect to a running database on this computer option.
This procedure assumes that a database is running on a database server on your computer. If it isn't already running, start a database server and database. For example, run the following command to start the SQL Anywhere 16 sample database on a personal server:
dbeng16 -n demo16 "%SQLANYSAMP16%\demo.db;"
Open the Connect window in Sybase Central or Interactive SQL.
Complete the following fields to connect to the database:
In the Authentication dropdown list, click Database.
In the User ID field, type a user name. For example, type DBA.
In the Password field, type a password for the user. For example, type sql.
In the Action dropdown list, click Connect to a running database on this computer to connect to a database that is running on your computer.
In the Server name field, type the name of the running database server. For example, type demo16.
Since a computer system can run multiple SQL Anywhere database servers, always specify the database server name (ServerName=server-name) when connecting to a database.
In the Database name field, type the name of the database. For example, type demo.
Optional: To get a copy of the connection string that is created with this window, click Tools » Copy Connection String to Clipboard.
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