Verifying Your Connection to the Servers

Use isql to verify your connection to the servers.

  1. At the command prompt, enter the following:
    %SYBASE%\%SYBASE_OCS%\bin\isql -Usa -Ppassword -Sserver_name
    • password – is the password for sa.
      Warning!   When you log in to an SAP ASE server for the first time, the default "sa" system administrator username is assigned all privileges but has no password. For security purposes, assign it a password promptly.
    • server_name is the SAP ASE server name.

    You see the isql prompt if the login is successful.

  2. At the isql prompt, enter:
    1> select @@version
    2> go

    The output should show that you are at the current version and edition of SAP ASE.

    If you encounter errors, see the Troubleshooting Guide.

Alternatively, start dsedit.

  1. From the Windows taskbar, select Start > Programs > Sybase > Connectivity > Open Client Directory Service Editor.
  2. Select a Directory Services window to open, then click OK.
  3. Highlight servername (the name of the server you want to test).
  4. Select Server Option > Ping.
    A successful connection returns the message that the connection succeeded.