The forum will experience an outage sometime between February 10 at 7:00pm EST and February 12 at 11:59 EST for installation of security updates. The actual time and duration of the outage are unknown but attempts will be made to minimize the downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The following database server properties can be used to access the database server console output from within SQL:

  • MaxMessage
  • Message
  • MessageText
  • MessageTime
  • MessageWindowSize

All these have been deprecated in v11. Nevertheless, they are still available in v12 and v16.

Question: What SQL feature is the recommended way to access the same information? I don't find any hint to that in v11 and above...

asked 19 Oct '13, 16:21

Volker%20Barth's gravatar image

Volker Barth
accept rate: 32%

edited 21 Oct '13, 05:38


Hm, I would like to link to the according DCX pages - however, DCX seems currently unavailable... - cf. this FAQ.

(19 Oct '13, 16:28) Volker Barth

The recommended method to access the server console messages is to use sa_server_messages system procedure - It can return the information in a much more efficient way.

permanent link

answered 21 Oct '13, 11:21

Mark%20Culp's gravatar image

Mark Culp
accept rate: 40%

Ah, I see - apparently, I missed that as a new feature in v11, possibly, because it's only index in the "What's new section" relates to the discontinued "SQL Anywhere deprecated and discontinued features ", particularly to the obsolete "sa_get_server_messages" system procedure...

(It should be noted that the new system procedure is contained in the "SQL Anywhere new features ยป Miscellaneous" section, not in the "System procedures and functions" as I might have expected.)

Resume: Wasn't there a question recently whether we rely on the documentation index? :)

(I would like to link to DCX if I only could. Why are you able to do so, Mark - some internal access method?)

(21 Oct '13, 12:54) Volker Barth
Replies hidden

I'll send a note to the doc team to get the procedure indexed properly.

Not sure why I can access DCX and you can't? There could be some external routing to issue?... I'll make sure a ticket is open to get this resolved.

(21 Oct '13, 12:59) Mark Culp

Still not available on this side of the pond :( - this is what I get - not sure how many of these machines are yours:

7   261 ms   257 ms   254 ms []
8   245 ms   241 ms   246 ms []
9   244 ms   243 ms   245 ms
10   245 ms   251 ms   249 ms []
11   252 ms   245 ms   252 ms []
12 [] reports: 
Destination net unreachable
(21 Oct '13, 14:33) Justin Willey

FWIW, is available for me - and this forum, too - what a surprise:)

(21 Oct '13, 15:51) Volker Barth
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 19 Oct '13, 16:21

question was seen: 847 times

last updated: 21 Oct '13, 15:51