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.

  1. From a UNIX command line, enter:

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

  3. Select Tools | Connect, then select the server to which you want to connect from the drop-down list.

  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”.

The Adaptive Server plug-in to Sybase Central does not display all servers listed in the interfaces file. Instead, Sybase Central lists only those servers that you connected to earlier, or those servers that are started as Windows NT services.

To access a new server for the first time, select Tools | Connect to select a server listed in the interfaces file.

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.