Sybase SQL Anywhere ISQL

I am trying to do some basic connection testing on a Sybase SQL Anywhere 5.x DB and reqiure the ISQL utility.  I know there SQSH but I need to do quite a bit to make it run in a windows environment.  Besides that, I haven't found any other basic command line tools.
Does anyone know where a copy of the original ISQL can be found?
smantzDirector of TechnologyAsked:
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Joe WoodhousePrincipal ConsultantCommented:
isql is part of Open Client, which is not what SQL Anywhere was originally set up to use. The equivalent is dbisql which can be run in command line mode.

If you want isql specifically you'll need a version of Sybase's Open Client. Probably the easiest way to get these without jumping through too many hoops is to download the Developer's Edition of the ASE database server. You don't need any of the ASE files but the download includes the full Sybase client tools as well.

There are some additional steps to make it all work. You need to tell SQL Anywhere tu use tcpip if it wasn't already, and if you have separately named the SQL Anywhere server to its database, the Open Client server name must match the SQL Anywhere database name.

Confused yet? Name everything and use the same name everywhere, and it should work.
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smantzDirector of TechnologyAuthor Commented:
Do you know where I can find a copy of dbisql.exe?
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Joe WoodhousePrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Where did your copy of SQL Anywhere come from? Do you still have the source?
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smantzDirector of TechnologyAuthor Commented:
My copy of SQL 5.x came with the Application (Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge 6.x)  and contained no utilities.
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Joe WoodhousePrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Hmm. Ok. I think you can still get Developer's Editions or Trial/Evaluation licenses of the current version, which would still have the tool you need.

http://www54.sap.com/pc/tech/database/software/sybase-sql-anywhere/index.html
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smantzDirector of TechnologyAuthor Commented:
HI there,

I downloaded the development version, with the tools and I always end up with the connection asking for a password and user, which, everything I have doesn't work.  I even created a new DB with the application (reload from beginning) and arrive at the same place.

I will close this out and post a new question.

Thanks for the great help.
-SM
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smantzDirector of TechnologyAuthor Commented:
Very thorough and helpful!!!
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