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sqlbase not connecting to database, need help

sqlbase not connecting to database, need help

sqlbase not connecting to database, need help

First off, I'm not adept at this, so bear with me.

I've been left with a database I'm trying to connect to using sqlbase (v 7.5.1).  The database and all programs reside on a single computer, it's not used over a network.

I've installed sqlbase client.  sql.ini setting is:


serverpath=server1,,2155/*  where is substituted for the ip address of the computer it's installed on.

I've tried to connect via sqltalk with no luck, I get the dreaded "cannot connect" no matter what I try (I'm a novice)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

RE: sqlbase not connecting to database, need help


which connectivity dll is used by the server  ??
When you define a socket ip communication the sever also must set up with thic protocol.

That means eg:


RE: sqlbase not connecting to database, need help

Thanks, Oliver.

Well, the "server" is the same machine.  I don't have dbntsrv.exe running on that machine, and it seems like I need it, correct?  That may be the crux of my problem.

Can I just run through the sqlserver setup to install this, do I need the client AND the server, should I de-install and start again?  Might seem like simple questions, but again I'm not real comfortable with SQL setup.

Thanks again!

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