jConnect 5.5 (jconn2.jar) with ASE 15.7 or ASA 16?

We have a Java1.3 application and wanted to know if it can work with ASE 15.7 and/or ASA 16.

I have tested it with ASE 15.7, so far so good. After all, we are not using any Sybase-specific feature.

However, I would like to know, if there is any document or reference, talking about the compatibility of jConnect 5.5 (jconn2.jar)?

Something like this page?


And I read in this page that, ASE 15.7 has a compatibility mode for 12.5 user. Does it help in my case (compatibility with jConnect 5.5)?


  • SAP Employee

Hello Henry,

I'm not sure if you use an SAP application, if not then the following area is much better to ask ASE questions:

SAP Sybase ASE for Custom Applications

or for Anywhere go to here:

SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere

This area of SCN should be only for SAP applications running on ASE.

And finally an answer to your question:

JConnect 5.5 wasn't not tested with ASE 15.7 and ASA 16, cause it's end of life.


Check the Interoperiablitly matrix of ASE 15.7:

Adaptive Server Interoperability

For ASA 16 you can take a look to the documentation what JDBC Drivers you need:

SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere Documentation

The compatibilty mode is not for 12.5 users, but it will try to use the 12.5 optimizer. See here for a more details what compatiblity mode is:

SAP Sybase ASE compatibilty mode

With kind regards


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