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Why we have 2 different SQLA Forums from SAP

Hi Moderator

I noticed that SAP is running 2 different forums for SQLA.

This is the one I am posting into and another is: http://sqlanywhere-forum.sap.com/

Although when I click into SAP icon on the top, it lands to this forum only the discussions and members are different in both of them.

E.g. I tried find my recent post in the other forum and can't find it.

Anyone has an idea and any plan to merge them together when both managed by SAP.

Thanks

Ramendra

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    Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 02:20 PM

    Hi Ramendra,

    The reason is a bit historical - we had the SQLA forum from before Sybase was purchased by SAP. When we were invited to start a SQL Anywhere SCN space, we didn't want to disrupt the existing community of SQLA contributors, plus, we liked the OSQA platform and had heard from other SQLA customers that they preferred it too. Both are managed by SAP.

    There is a "next generation" SCN currently in the works - see: Participating in Open Beta | Community Beta and the new "SAP Answers" platform: https://answers.sap.com/

    The new SQL Anywhere community is also in the works: http://go.sap.com/community/topic/sql-anywhere.html

    I suspect when the SCN beta is concluded, there will be more information about the future direction of the Q&A forums for SQL Anywhere.

    Best regards,

    - Jeff

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  • Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    I'd not expect that both forums will be merged. Here's a – possibly helpful – hint from that other forum:

    Will SAP Community Network eventually replace this forum ? - SQLA Forum

    That being said, what postings have you made recently in the SQL Anywehre Forum that you cannot find anymore - topic, username, etc.?

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    • If this is happening and both the forums are in sync, then its good.

      No, these are two different forums and their contents is in no way sync'ed - at least AFAIK. See, I'm just another customer (and happen to have moderator status on that other forum).

      If you are searching for SQL Anywhere related FAQs, I'd suggest to simply use the usual search facilities to do so - they will list hits from both forums (and possibly from the former NNTP groups, as well).

      The SQL Anywhere Forum has its own (and well-working IMHO) search facility, too, and furthermore it allows to tag questions and shows related questions...

      As to the login questions:

      I hope these two links help:

      FAQ - SQLA Forum

      How can I add a SAP ID to my existing authentication providers? - SQLA Forum

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