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There's a not too bad product page for SQL Anywhere now on

There are some interesting links under the Upgrades section, such as the "Web-based Quick Sizer tool". However when you click on these links you are presented with a generic browser authentication box. The same happens where you have logged in to the site with your SID or have just come on to the web site as a member of the public [or potential customer as they are sometimes known :) ] Either way, entering a valid SID and password makes no difference, you just get the authentication box again. It also makes no difference if you have the certificate / password business set up.

I tried a "Chat" session but that just resulted in a promise to pass the query on to the Web Master.

My question is: what credentials do you need to access this content?

asked 12 Jul '17, 07:44

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Justin Willey
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Hm, my SAP P-User ID does work there...

(12 Jul '17, 07:56) Volker Barth
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I wonder if I need some "super" rights (to read marketing material ???)

(12 Jul '17, 08:05) Justin Willey

There's a reason SAP's headquarter is located in WALLdorf, Germany:)

(12 Jul '17, 08:21) Volker Barth
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Thankfully, you haven't translated the word "Dorf" from German :)

(12 Jul '17, 12:14) Vlad

In my innocence, I thought it meant "village", is there another meaning - or do I need to resort to checking Urban Dictionary and then wishing I hadn't?

(12 Jul '17, 13:30) Justin Willey

I do not know what Vlad hints at, but "village" is the correct translation, and as a native speaker, I'm not aware of other particular notions... of course, it may relate to a "closed world", where strangers are considered potentially harmful. I'd think it's not that different in Scotland...

(12 Jul '17, 15:34) Volker Barth

In English, "dorf" is but one letter away from "dork" which translates to "idiot" in German (which means the same in English)... as in the Jeopardy question "Some village is missing their _ _ _ _ _" :)

(12 Jul '17, 16:14) Breck Carter

Quite similar in German with "dorf" and "doof" (meaning "dumb")...

(12 Jul '17, 17:45) Volker Barth

I have missed a lot. I have meant the word "village". The word "wall" was spelled with capital letters, and I was looking for a hidden meaning. Maybe there was nothing.

(12 Jul '17, 21:42) Vlad

Oh, mea culpa. I tried to emphasize the English meaning of the first part of the name "Walldorf". "Wall" in German has a similar meaning to the same word in English, but usually with the notion of a fortified wall/rampart. The parts of a normal buildung are just named "Mauern". So I tried to "explain" why some information is difficult to reach.

A long discussion about my rather lame pun:) I'd prefer an official answer to Justin's question...

(13 Jul '17, 01:27) Volker Barth

> I'd prefer an official answer

Ah, yes, The Dream we all share :)

(13 Jul '17, 09:59) Breck Carter
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