UNIX or Windows NT server Installations

Perform the following steps on the server machine (the client and server may be located on the same machine):

Step 1: Install Sybase

The Sybase server, version 11.0 or later, must be installed and configured on your server machine. Follow the Sybase installation instructions in your Sybase documentation.

Step 2: Move the ACUCOBOL-GT stored procedures

Move “syb_inst.sql” to your server machine (the one hosting the Sybase RDBMS). This file was created in step 2 of the client installation.

Step 3: Install the ACUCOBOL-GT stored procedures

You must have Database Administrator privileges to install the ACUCOBOL-GT stored procedures on the server. (You need to enter the password for the Database Administrator.) Enter the following command:

isql -Usa -Ppassword  <  syb_inst.sql

(“syb_inst.sql” is created during the installation of the client.)

By default, the stored procedures are installed into the master or sybsystemprocs databases. However, you may choose another database in which to store them. Follow these steps if you want to install the stored procedures in a database other than the default:

  1. Before you execute the “syb_inst.sql” query, modify the query file to use the desired database instead of the master or sybsystemprocs database. After you have modified the query file, execute it as described above.
  2. Create in each database that contains tables accessed by Acu4GL the stored procedures that were previously in the master or sybsystemprocs database. Note that the stored procedures are executed without being prefixed by a database name, and Sybase requires that such stored procedures must be in the master or sybsystemprocs database.

The interface also searches for and executes the sp_AcuInit stored procedure from this location. This stored procedure is executed when a connection is made to the database; therefore, sp_AcuInit should reside in the default database for each user if it is not created in the master database. See Built-in Stored Procedures for information on the sp_AcuInit stored procedure.

This completes the setup on the UNIX or Windows NT server machine.


If you are updating from an earlier version of Acu4GL, be sure to install the new stored procedures. We always update stored procedures in such a way that they are compatible with older versions of the product, so installing new stored procedures over old ones does not affect your ability to run with an older version of the interface software. Your new version of Acu4GL for Sybase may not run properly without the corresponding stored procedures.

It can be difficult to maintain multiple copies of stored procedures; therefore, we recommend that you continue to create the stored procedures in the master or sybsystemprocs database. If your installation does not permit this, you do have the flexibility to create the stored procedures elsewhere. However, to facilitate maintenance of the stored procedures, we recommend that you create as few databases as possible.

The following topics describe the next steps you must take before using Acu4GL for Sybase for the first time: