How to Connect to SqlAnyhwere

Connect to an SqlAnywhere Server

The connection dialog is explained here.

Connect to SqlAnyhwere using the user is DBA with password 'sql', default database demodb.

Tip Firewalls & anti-viruses may block database connections. Read How to enable Firewall connections.

Enable Connectivity by Starting SqlAnywhere Network Service

To start a network database server open the command prompt, change the directory in SqlAnywhere install folder bin64 and execute :
C:\Program Files\SQL Anywhere 17\Bin64>dbsrv17.exe -x tcpip -n server1
This should start the network service.

Install SqlAnyhwere Tutorial

SqlAnywhere can be downloaded and installed on a 60-days trial basis from internet. After installing the SQL Central will start.

How to download and install SqlAnywhere

The default database user is 'DBA' with password 'sql'. The demodb may be installed.

From Sybase Central you can create a new database. You will have to enter the file location. Then you will have to create a service for it. You can do this by selecting the SqlAnywhere:

How to create new SqlAnywhere database

The next step is to install a Service ( windows service ) for this database, which means that the db always will be running.

How to configure SqlAnywhere services

A typical service configuration looks like this:

How to install an SqlAnywhere service

  • The first -n is the name of the service
  • The -x is there to tell the service to listen after tcpip connections
  • The path is the path to the database on disc
  • The last -n is the name of the database

Next step is to start the Network tools. They can be found from the Start menu in the 'SqlAnywhere/ Tools / Network Tools Demo'. Starting them will start a listener on port 2638. Use the Ping button from the DbSchema Connection dialog to check the port.

One other way is to start the service tag:

SQL Central

The service can be started also from the Command Prompt using the command:

Just execute this and a dialog will ask for the database location and server name. Then you can connect to it from the SQL Central using the server name. If you get permission errors try to run the Command Prompt as Administrator. There is no need to create a server for the created database, just a Service is enough.

Some useful queries:

// list dbspaces ( are tablespaces with associated files )
select * from sysdbspace;
GRANT CREATE on system to bubu;
COMMENT ON USER bubu IS 'Test user to test some system features without DBA privileges.';