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Connection Reference


This book is for anyone who uses SAP® PowerBuilder® to connect
to a database. It assumes that you are familiar with the database
you are using and have installed the server and client software
required to access the data.

How to use this book

This book describes the database parameters and preferences
you use to connect to a database in PowerBuilder.

Related documents

For information about connecting to a database in the PowerBuilder development
environment, see Connecting to Your Database.

For a complete list of PowerBuilder documentation, see the preface
of Getting Started.

Documentation Web site

The Sybase Product Documentation Web site is accessible using
a standard Web browser. In addition to product documentation, you
will find links to EBFs/Maintenance, Technical Documents,
Case Management, Solved Cases, newsgroups, and the Sybase Developer

To access the Sybase Product Documentation Web site, go to Product Documentation


The formatting conventions used in this manual are:

Formatting example


Retrieve and Update

When used in descriptive text, this

  • Command, function,
    and method names

  • Keywords such as true, false,
    and null

  • Datatypes such as integer and char

  • Database column names such as emp_id and f_name

  • User-defined objects such as dw_emp or w_main

variable or file

When used in descriptive text and syntax descriptions,
oblique font indicates:

  • Variables, such as myCounter

  • Parts of input text that must be substituted, such as pblname.pbd

  • File and path names


Menu names and menu items are displayed
in plain text. The greater than symbol (>) shows you how to
navigate menu selections. For example, File>Save indicates “select
Save from the File menu.”


Monospace font indicates:

  • Information that you enter in a dialog box or on a command

  • Sample script fragments

  • Sample output fragments

If you need help

Each Sybase installation that has purchased a support contract
has one or more designated people who are authorized to contact
Sybase Technical Support. If you cannot resolve a problem using
the documentation or online help, please have the designated person
contact Sybase Technical Support or the Sybase subsidiary in your

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