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I am running an Ubuntu 16.0.4 host for a SQL Anywhere v17 server. I am trying to run iSQL but failing. Here are the two commands:

ubuntu@ip-172-26-8-253:~/SQL Anywhere Scripts$ source /opt/sqlanywhere17/bin64/ ubuntu@ip-172-26-8-253:~/SQL Anywhere Scripts$ dbisql -c "UID=dba;PWD=<passwd>;SERVER=<servername>;DBN=<dbname>"

Here is the error:

The DISPLAY environment variable is not set. It must be set for Interactive SQL to operate correctly.

What am I doing wrong here?

Thank you.

asked 14 Jul '17, 16:44

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Dbisql is a GUI application and needs to use your xwindow display. As the error message states, you need to set the DISPLAY environment variable in the shell before you run dbisql.

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answered 14 Jul '17, 20:23

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Sound of hand slapping forehead! Thanks Mark.

(26 Jul '17, 18:23) AlK
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