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SQL Anywhere 17 » SQL Anywhere - Changes and Upgrading

How to upgrade to the latest version of SQL Anywhere

Major releases, service packs, and patch level updates include enhancements to the software that can require you to upgrade or rebuild your database.

Differences between a major release, a service pack, and a patch-level update
  • Major release

    Major releases comprise all new features and fixes since the last major release. Major releases get a new major number (for example, 17.0 instead of 16.0).

  • Service Pack (SP)

    A service pack comprises bug fixes and new or changed features since the last service pack or major release. Service packs get a new minor number (for example 17.2 instead of 17.1).

  • Patch-level Update (PL)

    A patch-level update contains bug fixes.

Compatibility with existing databases, database servers, and administration tools

For information, see the SAP SQL Anywhere Supported Platforms and Engineering Support Status page ( published on SAP site).

Compatibility with existing software

Version 17 SQL Anywhere database servers support connections from client applications using software from version 12 or later.

Version 17 SQL Anywhere clients can connect to version 12 and later SQL Anywhere database servers.

Version 17 SQL Anywhere database servers support connections from all supported TDS client versions; SAP Open Client version 15, 16, or later; and jConnect JDBC driver version 7 or later.

Version 17 MobiLink servers support connections from version 12 and later synchronization clients (UltraLite and MobiLink SQL Anywhere client utility (dbmlsync)). Version 17 synchronization clients can connect to version 16 and later MobiLink servers.

The readme.txt files for all of the SQL Anywhere support packages and patch-level upgrades can be found at published on SAP site.