Ways of Opening Sybase Databases

1. Opening through ODBC DSN (interface: ADO or BDE). Select 'ODBC data source' option and then select the ODBC DSN from the dropdown list. But first, you should create an ODBC DSN of the corresponding type using Windows administrative tools, and point it to the database.

2. Opening through BDE alias (interface: BDE). First, you should create the alias of type SYBASE using BDE Administrator tool or Tools | BDE | Aliases menu of Database Tour, and point it to the database.

3. Opening through connection string (interface: ADO). Select 'Connection string' option and write a connection string. This way is the most flexible one because it allows to specify many additional parameters in the connection string and override standard Database Tour connection behaviour. But it is recommended basically for advanced users. Connection strings examples can be found in the Internet.

Sybase client must be installed.

See also

 Examples of ADO Connection Strings