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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Programming


Database and application deployment

This topic has been updated for build 1823.

When you have completed a database application, you must deploy the application to your end users. Depending on the way in which your application uses SQL Anywhere (as an embedded database, in a client/server fashion, and so on) you may have to deploy components of the SQL Anywhere software along with your application. You may also have to deploy configuration information, such as data source names, that enable your application to communicate with SQL Anywhere.


Redistribution of files is subject to your license agreement with Sybase. No statements in this document override anything in your license agreement. Check your license agreement before considering deployment.

The following deployment steps are examined in this section:

  • Determining required files based on the choice of application platform and architecture.

  • Configuring client applications.

Much of the section deals with individual files and where they need to be placed. However, the recommended way of deploying SQL Anywhere components is to use the Deployment Wizard or to use a silent install. For information, see The Deployment Wizard and Silent installs using the SQL Anywhere installer.

Types of deployment
Ways to distribute files
Installation directories and file names
The Deployment Wizard
Silent installs using the SQL Anywhere installer
Requirements for deploying client applications
Administration tool deployment
Documentation deployment
Database server deployment
DLL registration on Windows
External environment support deployment
Encryption deployment
Embedded database application deployment