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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » MobiLink - Server Administration » MobiLink events » Synchronization script writing » Script parameters


Authentication parameters

In MobiLink scripts, authentication parameters can be specified using named parameters. If named parameters are used, the authentication parameters must be prefaced with the letter a, such as {ml a.1}. The parameters must be numbers starting at 1, with a limit of 255. Each parameter can be a maximum of 4000 bytes. The values are sent up from MobiLink clients.

When used in the authenticate_* scripts, authentication parameters pass authentication information.

Authentication parameters can be used in all other events (except begin_connection and end_connection) to pass information from MobiLink clients. This technique is a convenient way to do something that you could otherwise do by uploading rows to a table. With authentication parameters the values are available prior to the table's upload events.

On SQL Anywhere remotes, you pass the information with the dbmlsync -ap option. On UltraLite remotes, you pass the information with auth_parms and num_auth_parms.

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