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What is being offered with your free SCN account?


I'm trying to get some clarity on what a SCN account along with the Developer Edition of ASE gives me access to.

Appreciate this is a free account and not something I've paid for.

With the Developer Edition of ASE and a free SCN account can I get access to EBFs as well as notes on such? Or is it just the major release that is free? Please understand I am not looking to criticize SAP if it turns out they don't offer any patching ability for the Developer Edition, I just need to know before I go ahead and install.

Secondly, can I get access to the support certification matrix for ASE and Replication Server?

Am I allow read-only access to any already closed support cases?


Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,


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  • Oct 27, 2015 at 09:44 PM

    From my personal experience ...

    Access to EBFs, solved cases, knowledge base articles, and tech support require an 'S' account, which in turn typically requires that you're a paying cu$tomer of some SAP product or service.

    The 'free' SCN account gets you whatever version of ASE happens to be tied that free link, plus you've got access to the SCN discussion areas/groups.

    SAP has clamped down hard on (ie, eliminated) a lot of the stuff we used to have 'free' access to @  😠

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    • Former Member

      Thanks for your reply Mark.

      I will leave this discussion open a bit longer to see if anybody else has some insights on this topic.

      I was hoping SAP was going to build a better Sybase user community. Just look at what the competition in this market space offer their followers.

      Didn't SAP say they were going to be no. 2 in the database market by 2015?

      I don't expect everything for free. But I would have thought access to the knowledge base articles and solved cases would go some way to helping bring awareness of these technologies to an already competitive marketplace.

      Come on SAP! 😊