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I want to write a single user PowerBuilder application using SQL Anywhere. I want to use stored procedures as I'm aiming to have the GUI (eventually) written in anything. The runtime engine for PowerBuilder doesn't support SPs so I guess I'd have to use dbeng12.exe. It seems a bit of overkill (and expense) to have to buy the Workgroup(User) edition, especially if I'm able to sell my application.

Once upon a time there was a Personal Server edition. Does this still exist? If so, where can I get some information about it?

It's also just occurred that this might be an OEM kind of deal, although again I'm not that convinced I can sell anything. Would an OEM agreement allow me to distribute dbeng12.exe?

Thanks, Paul

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    Jun 25, 2014 at 04:22 PM

    For development, you don't need to buy anything.  You can use the developer edition to build your application.

    For deployment of personal server editions, you need to either buy a "base" package (one of workgroup/standard/advanced edition) OR sign up as an OEM.

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      Thanks Jason. That's a bit disappointing - the cheapest workgroup will add nearly $1000 to the cost and put the price of the application beyond a saleable proposition. I might explore the OEM path (I know the local partner manager quite well).

      Thanks again, Paul