Connecting to Adaptive Server via Sybase Central

Sybase Central provides a graphical user interface where you can perform Adaptive Server administrative tasks. The Sybase Central interface is very similar to the Windows Explorer, with a hierarchical list of all servers in the left pane and a details list of the selected server in the right pane. To select a server, click on it with the mouse in the left pane.

To launch Sybase Central:

  1. From a UNIX command line, enter:

    source $SYBASE/SYBASE.csh
  2. Then enter:

  3. In the left pane, click on the server you want to connect to.

  4. At the Login window, enter, the System Administrator’s user name and password.

    You must log in as the System Administrator to perform administrative tasks.

  5. Click OK.

WARNING! The first time you log in to Adaptive Server, use the default “sa” user name and leave the password blank. After you log in for the first time, you should change the System Administrator’s password. See “Setting the System Administrator password”.

Sybase Central has online help files. To access the online help, right-click on the server icon, the select Online help from the drop-down list. To access online help for Sybase Central, select Help from the menu bar, then select Sybase Central Help.