The FAQ on Web Edition states

"the purpose of the SQL Anywhere Server must be to support interactive web browser applications and all access to the SQL Anywhere Server must be from a web browser, except for administration and maintenance."

My question is if one was to write a .NET application that uses HTTPWebRequest/HTTPWebResponse or WebClient to communicate to the database via Sybase built in WebServices can the Web Edition be used? The connection would be over the internet using web calls but would not be from within a browser.

asked 27 Jan '12, 10:22

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edited 27 Jan '12, 13:45

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The Web Edition license requires that all end-user interaction with any data that originates from/goes to the SQL Anywhere database be via a browser application. Therefore if the end-user is not using a browser then AFAIK using the Web Edition license would not be an appropriate use of the license.

Note that I am not a lawyer!

You may want to contact Sybase iAnwhere sales for an official comment. - see the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page and the click on the contact_us@ianywhere.com link.

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answered 27 Jan '12, 13:18

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