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Using Sybase Online Books

Product Manuals are available to customers in online and PDF format. You can use any web browser to view and search online books.
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Using the Sybase Product Manuals Web Site

Sybase is pleased to make Product Manuals available to customers online and in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can use any web browser to view and search online books. If you choose to use PDF format, you will need to obtain the Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

You can view a PDF file by clicking on the PDF icon . These appear on the content pages for collections as well as the bottom frame of individual books viewed in DynaWeb. Please note not all documents are available in PDF, if you do not see that icon for the book you are viewing.

Finding Product Manuals

Product manuals are grouped by collections. Each version of a product has a separate collection of books. There are two methods to find the document set you need,
  • by specific products using the product pull-down list, or,

  • by product family, which groups interrelated products (choose the appropriate product from the subsequent list).

You will be presented with a list of Core Documentation, Installation and Configuration Guides, Release Bulletins, and in some cases, International collections for each version of that product. If you are looking for information that is common to all platforms such as reference manuals or user guides look at the Core Documentation set. International documents (French, German, Chinese, and Korean) are mainly provided as PDF only.

In most cases, core documentation is not produced for maintenance releases. If you cannot find core documentation for a maintenance release, try looking for the previous major release. For example, if you have Sybase Adaptive Server 11.5.1, use the Sybase Adaptive Server 11.5 Core Documentation collection.

Using Online Books

Online books are managed by DynaWeb, a knowledge-management web server. If you know the document you want to use, click the link under the online heading for that book. To search for an expression within the entire documentation set, click View/Search Entire Collection. Full-Text Search is also available within individually viewed books. Please note this is a DynaWeb-only feature and is different from "Search" on the site. For more information about using online books, see the Search Tips Page or the DynaWeb User's Guide.

Using PDF Books

PDF versions of Sybase Product Manuals are identical to the printed volumes. If you want to print your own copies or use Adobe Acrobat, you can download the PDF files. Be aware these can be quite large, on slower connections it can take several minutes to an hour to download some books. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat, download it here.

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Last Revised: Jul 12, 2002
Product: Not Product Specific
Business or Technical: Technical
Content Id: 1002454
Infotype: Product Manual

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