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I'm somewhat new to using SQL Anywhere. We have a project requirement for it so I've installed the base installation files from SAP. Without any updates added, the SA17 version reports This is on Windows Server 2012 R2 btw. I also have JRE8u261 installed. In this configuration SQL Central (scjview.exe) opens just fine.

However, once I start applying any of the recent EBF patch files I can no longer open SQL Central. The patch files install fine on the surface, but if I try to open SQL Central now I get the following error:

"This file could not be found: sqlcentral1700.jar"

It seems like I have tried every file starting with PL61 Build 6175 (released on 13.08.2020). I worked my way all the way back to PL42 Build 5750 (released on 16.04.2019) before I no longer got the error. I would have to uninstall SA and reinstall it each time.

So right now I'm on and I can't upgrade without it breaking SQL Central. I'm downloading the EBF zip files from the SAP Launchpad site (e.g., SQLANYW170000P_61-71001031.ZIP).

Am I doing something wrong when I try to upgrade? Is there a specific log file I can view that can give me a better idea of how to proceed? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

asked 09 Sep '20, 02:31

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edited 09 Sep '20, 02:42


Is your SQLANY17 environment variable set correctly? This is a key requirement in recent releases.

(10 Sep '20, 12:08) JBSchueler
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Oh my! That was it. Thank you! The environment variable was set, but it was pointing to "C:\Program Files (x86)\SQL Anywhere 17\". I changed it to "C:\Program Files\SQL Anywhere 17\" and the upgrades are working fine now. Yay!

(10 Sep '20, 15:57) rwatt

As JBSchueler commented above, it was a bad Windows environment variable. SQLANY17 was originally set to "C:\Program Files (x86)\SQL Anywhere 17\". Once it was changed to "C:\Program Files\SQL Anywhere 17\" the upgrades are working fine now. Thanks again, JBSchueler!

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answered 10 Sep '20, 16:00

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