currently sa 11 is being used on a windows 8 application development machine. now that sa11 is coming to EOL, can I install sa 16 without affecting sa11 installation and use?

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Yes, you can. That's a very common use cage.

To cite from the official v16 docs FAQ page:

Can I install and run two different versions of SQL Anywhere on the same computer?

Yes, you can install multiple major versions of SQL Anywhere on the same computer. For example, SQL Anywhere 9.0.2, 10.0.1, 11.0.1, and 12.0.1 can all be installed and run independently.

However, you must use caution when starting a SQL Anywhere executable that has the same name in multiple versions (for example, dbisql or dbinit) to ensure that you are starting the correct version of the application. You can either specify the full absolute path using environment variables such as SQLANY16, or ensure the version of SQL Anywhere you want is specified first in your path.

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answered 19 May '14, 03:47

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edited 19 May '14, 03:50

thank you.

(20 May '14, 00:51) gg99

beware that if you are using ms visual studio pro 2012 c#, sa 16 can wreak havoc in debug mode.

while debug. the moment you change any code in a member using sa 11 namespace, you will not be able to edit and continue as ms VS will add reference to sa16 as well

(20 Aug '14, 16:18) gg99
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Post that as a new question, if you want help on that.

(20 Aug '14, 18:38) Breck Carter
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