The "SQL Anywhere Readmes" website lists the following current versions:

  • 12.0.1.4390
  • 16.0.0.2252
  • 17.0.0.1441

These are all newer than the currently available downloads for Windows. May we expect fresh EBFs in the next days?

(I'm aware that the readmes are platform-indendent but AFAIK the Windows platform is usually the one with the newest EBFs...)


Aside: I still would be glad if there would be a EBF notification service - checking for new downloads in the SAP Support Portal is still an exercise in following hyperlinks...

asked 08 Apr '16, 09:04

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What about a new v17 EBF for Windows? The latest EBF 17.0.0.1359 has been released about 3 monthes ago.

(I'm asking because I have to choose between a migration to v16 or v17, and I'd prefer the latter but would require a newer EBF then ...:))

(18 May '16, 08:42) Volker Barth
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> What about a new v17 EBF for Windows?

Three months is an eternity for a brand-new no-beta-testing enterprise RDBMS... personally, I do not know of anyone who has rolled out an upgrade to V17 in production, and I'm not recommending anyone be first :)

(27 May '16, 08:24) Breck Carter

Indeed, the lack of v17 EBFs is something that really irritates me, and the surprising "quietness" here worries me as well...

Well, in former times we used to wait for the x.0.1 MR as a rule-of-thumb before using an newer major version in production, but apparantly that does not work anymore...:)

(27 May '16, 09:04) Volker Barth
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The good news is, out there in the real world many enterprises are having great success running SQL Anywhere. I used to think the limit of "only 100 target databases can be monitored by a single copy of Foxhound" was ridiculously high, far larger than anyone would want, but now... ha ha! I also used to think 100G was a large database, but now I have to train Foxhound to display "1T" instead of "1024G". Modern hardware makes it all possible, like a new 15" Windows 10 laptop with 500G drive from Dell for only three hundred dollars.

(I was going to say "running SQL Anywhere in spite of SAP" but that would not be politically correct so I will not say it :)

(28 May '16, 13:18) Breck Carter
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We are staging an update of 17.0 for Windows and Linux and it should be available for download shortly.

(30 May '16, 08:29) Chris Keating

12.0.1.4390 is released for Windows. It may not appear at the end of the available list of SPs but you can sort it by "Last Changed" to locate it.

We are working on releasing SPs for v16 and v17 for Windows. I do not expect those to be released in the next few days however.

DBISQL does allow for notification of new SPs. Go to Help | Check for Updates.

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DBISQL does allow for notification of new SPs

Hm, in the past these notifications have not been too reliable in my humble experience - sometimes the Update Checker only notified me several days after the EBF had been released, or informed about newer doc set although there weren't. But at the moment, DBISQL v12 does tell about 12.0.1.4390 - whereas I did not notice within the downloads list that there indeed is a newer entry - but not at the end of the list as I had expected... So thanks for the pointer:)

(08 Apr '16, 10:37) Volker Barth

We did have problems with the timing of the Update Checker relative to the actual release of an SP. I believe that things should be better. Please feel free to drop me an email (first dot last at sap dot com) if you see this behaviour in the future and I will have it investigated.

(08 Apr '16, 10:47) Chris Keating
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Well, I just installed 12.0.1.4390 without problems, so I should not complain...

In case the Update Checker might behave unexpected in the future, I'll use the forum to tell so as I've done in the past.

(08 Apr '16, 11:05) Volker Barth

FWIW, v16.0.0.2270 EBF (SP 54) for Windows has been released in the meantime (2016-04-19), as well...

(And I am really glad I have been able to find it in the everchanging SAP Support Portal "spacetime"...)

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  • SA12_Windows.1201_4403_EBF.exe (18/04/2016 23:27)
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@Ilia63: Thanks for the update!

@Chris: And once again, the DBISQL Update Checker does not inform me about this new EBF although it has been released a week ago, it tells me 12.0.1.4390 is still the most current version:

SQL Anywhere-Updateservice

Es gibt keine Updates zu SQL Anywhere Server 12 Datenbankserver 12.0.1.4390 für Windows x86.
Es gibt keine Updates zu SQL Anywhere Server 12 Datenbankserver 12.0.1.4390 für Windows x64.
Es gibt keine Updates zu SQL Anywhere Server 12 Client 12.0.1.4390 für Windows x64.
Es gibt keine Updates zu SQL Anywhere Server 12 Client 12.0.1.4390 für Windows x86.
Es gibt keine Updates zu SQL Anywhere 12 MobiLink 12.0.1.4390 für Windows x64.
Es gibt keine Updates zu SQL Anywhere 12-Administrationstools 12.0.1.4390 für Windows x64.
Es gibt keine Updates zu SQL Anywhere 12 Security Components 12.0.1.4390 für Windows x64.

So sadly, that's no reliable "EBF Update" information channel, as mentioned before....

(28 Apr '16, 08:23) Volker Barth

I will investigate.

(28 Apr '16, 08:52) Chris Keating
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FWIW, now 12.0.1.4403 is shown as new download..., so that case can be closed:)

(28 Apr '16, 11:03) Volker Barth

FWIW, SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL8 Build 2053 has been released for Windows and Linux now.

BTW: It seems to (re-)introduce a new (or old) numbering scheme - so 17.0.0.1359 is followed by 17.0.4.nnnn?

SQL Anywhere Personal Server Version 17.0.4.2053
Developer edition, not licensed for deployment.

Copyright © 2016 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company.
All rights reserved.
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Normally I would have waited for 17.0.1 ;-)

(01 Jun '16, 04:44) Martin
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Well, I've been told there would not be any x.0.1 releases for v16 and above -- ok, a 17.0.4 does not break that rule:)

(The last x.0.4 was 7.0.4, right?)

(01 Jun '16, 05:59) Volker Barth
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FWIW, Chris has explained the new numbering scheme here.

(01 Jun '16, 17:35) Volker Barth

Where do you get the latest SA17 Developer edition? Volker's post above refers to 17.0.4.2053, but the link at http://scn.sap.com/community/sql-anywhere only gets me 17.0.0.1358. Is there another location I should be checking?

(04 Jun '16, 08:02) Terry Wilkinson
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Volker likely applied the EBF to an existing Developer Edition. EBFs are behind the paywall. The Developer Edition setup (not EBF) may (or may not) be refreshed at some point in the future. Welcome to SAP... do you have an s-userid?

(04 Jun '16, 08:10) Breck Carter

Volker likely applied the EBF to an existing Developer Edition.

Yes, I did according to that question given I have also paid versions (that have been EBF'ed as well)...

(04 Jun '16, 20:51) Volker Barth
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