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Introducing Sybase(R) SQL Server(TM)for Workplace UNIX [Table of Contents] Chapter 1: What Is Sybase SQL Server for Workplace UNIX?

(Workplace UNIX) Introducing SQL Server

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About This Book

Introducing Sybase SQL Server for Workplace UNIX introduces the features and capabilities of Sybase(R) SQL Server(TM) for Workplace UNIX, an integrated set of Sybase products for developing client/server database applications.

Audience

This manual provides a starting point for:

How to Use This Book

Introducing Sybase SQL Server for Workplace UNIX includes information you need to begin using SQL Server for Workplace UNIX. For each topic, the manual tells you where to get more detailed information if you need it.

Introducing Sybase SQL Server for Workplace UNIX is organized according to the tasks that users perform. The manual contains the following chapters:

Chapter

Topics Covered

Primary Audience

Chapter 1, "What Is Sybase SQL Server for Workplace UNIX?"

Introductory topics and concepts about SQL Server for Workplace UNIX

System administrators, database owners, application developers

Chapter 2, "Managing a SQL Server Installation"

Controlling system resources, managing users, tuning for performance, and performing other system maintenance activities

System administrators

Chapter 3, "Managing SQL Server Data"

Creating and managing databases and database objects

Database owners

Chapter 4, "Backing Up and Restoring Data"

Protecting your data from a system or media failure

System administrators

Chapter 5, "Accessing Data with Transact-SQL"

Using Sybase's enhanced Structured Query Language to access and manipulate the information in your SQL Server databases

System administrators, database owners, application developers

Chapter 6, "Building Client/Server Applications"

Using the Open Client(TM) application programming interfaces to build applications that access SQL Server databases

Application developers

Glossary

Defines terms relevant to SQL Server for Workplace UNIX

System administrators, database owners, application developers

Related Documents

SQL Server for Workplace UNIX includes a full range of documentation, in printed and online form, that provides comprehensive information to help you make the best use of the product's features and capabilities.

At the end of each chapter in this manual is a list of documents that provide additional information about the topics discussed within the chapter.

Conventions Used in This Manual

The following conventions in typography and terminology are used in this manual for consistency and clarity.

SQL Syntax Conventions

Listed below are the syntax conventions that this manual uses.

Key

Definition

command

Command names, command option names, utility names, utility flags, and other keywords are in bold Courier in syntax statements, and in bold Helvetica in paragraph text.

variable

Variables, or words that represent values that you supply, are in italics.

{ }

Curly braces indicate that you choose at least one of the enclosed options. (Do not type the braces.)

[ ]

Brackets indicate that you can include none or any of the enclosed options. (Do not type the brackets.)

( )

Parentheses are to be typed as part of the command.

|

The vertical bar means you may select only one of the options shown.

,

The comma means you may choose as many of the options shown as you like, separating your choices with commas to be typed as part of the command

The manual also observes the following conventions:

Formatting SQL Statements

Transact-SQL has no rules about line length or breaks. However, for readability, examples and syntax statements in this manual are formatted so that each clause begins on a new line. Clauses that have more than one part extend to additional lines, which are indented.


Introducing Sybase(R) SQL Server(TM)for Workplace UNIX [Table of Contents] Chapter 1: What Is Sybase SQL Server for Workplace UNIX?