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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » SQL Anywhere for Windows Mobile


Installing SQL Anywhere on a Windows Mobile device

  • Microsoft ActiveSync 3.5 or later.

  • A Windows Mobile device supported by SQL Anywhere.

    For a list of Windows Mobile devices supported by SQL Anywhere, see [external link]

  • A computer running a supported Windows operating system.

Windows Mobile file locations

The location of your SQL Anywhere install on Windows Mobile depends on the type of device and location you are installing to. No subdirectories are created. All DLLs are installed in the \Windows directory.

Location Installation directory
Storage card

\storage-card\Sybase SQL Anywhere 11

Main memory

\Program Files\SQLAny11

Storage card



It is recommended that you do not install SQL Anywhere on a storage card, such as an SD card.

When the Windows Mobile device resumes from being suspended, all open files, including executables and DLLs, located on a removable device may be closed by the operating system. The operating system itself loses access to the executables and DLLs that were in use by programs that were running when the device was suspended. In this case, the operating system may silently remove the process (such as the SQL Anywhere database server) from the system without an error message.

Installation considerations: Using ICU on Windows Mobile
Installation considerations: Using the .NET Compact Framework on Windows Mobile
Installation considerations: Limitations on Windows Mobile 5.0 for smartphone
Install SQL Anywhere for Windows Mobile