|Last updated: 07 December 2012
The Complete Sybase ASE Quick Reference Guide
6th edition (covers ASE 15.0, 15.5 & 15.7)
Available now: 6th edition (covers ASE 15.0, 15.5 & 15.7):
- Updated for ASE 15.0, 15.5 & 15.7 ESD#3 (SAP Business Suite runs on ASE 15.7)
- 17 additional pages in the 6th edition
- Covers new functionality in recent ASE versions
- Includes many useful undocumented ASE commands
- A section with 'starting points for common DBA tasks' was added in the 6th edition (see preview)
- Even more complete than previous editions, covering more commands, configuration parameters, etc.; more info here
- 168 pages, including an 21-page index
- Fits in your pocket: 11*22 cm (4.3*8.6")
- For heavy users, the book has an extra-strong binding
- Previous editions of this book are used by ASE DBAs in 73 countries around the world
A unique Guide for ASE
This book is the only real ASE Quick Reference Guide that's available. It contains all commands, functions, procedures and other information you might need when working with ASE. It includes
full command syntax, command descriptions and examples, as well as a selection of useful undocumented commands.
There's also a handy 21-page index that is designed to help you quickly find the topic you're looking for.
It's probably the most useful book any ASE DBA or developer could want to have, and it got some good reviews. Check out some comments by DBAs who use this book...
Some highlights from "The Complete Sybase ASE Quick Reference Guide":
What about the previous editions ?
The previous editions are sold out and won't be reprinted. They have been replaced by the 6th edition which also covers up to ASE 15.7 ESD#3.
Where to buy ?
"The Complete Sybase ASE Quick Reference Guide" can be ordered through this web site only (secure credit card payment). Orders from all countries are accepted. Information on price, discounts, shipping, etc. is here.
Currently, there are no plans to distribute the book through other channels, so it will not be possible to buy it at your local bookstore. Also, you won't be able to get it via Amazon.
Here's a small selection from the many comments by readers who own the "The Complete Sybase ASE Quick Reference
"Your book is so good, it got stolen within 2 weeks of me
having it on my desk. Without a doubt this book is a must have. I
have not found a better Sybase quick reference guide to date!"
"I get no kickback from Rob's book so the following recommendation is
clean: the book rocks! Think of it as a distilled reference book, the
only one you'll ever need to jog the brain once you've learned all
there is to learn about Sybase!"
Blueoak Database Engineering, www.blueoakdb.com
Nederland, CO (USA)
"This book is really useful for both DB Administration and development, actually I am using it now for quick
reference instead of Sybooks.
It is a bible."
"I recently bought a copy of your ASE Quick Reference Guide, and I want you
to know that it has quickly become my most valuable reference book. It is
easy to use, well organized, and profoundly useful. I recommend it
heartily, especially to people who are new to Sybase and DBA work.
Congratulations and thank you for this important work. It has made me more
productive and it has made my job easier!"
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
"Your ASE Quick Reference Guide is simply the best! Thanks a million. Your guide is like my bible, and I hate to do without it. "
"I have gotten a lot of good use out of the Quick Reference
Guide. It was money well spent!"
John C. Langston
Broken Arrow, OK (USA)
"Thank you very much for writing
this invaluable book! I only wish you'd have written it 5 years
earlier -- I'm using it so often that I don't understand how I
could work without it."
"Your ASE Quick Reference Guide is
great. It is very useful that the commands are "GROUPed BY"
topic; also the index is very useful. I think every ASE DBA should have this
"Your book fills an important gap
in the Sybase documentation available... practically you did what the
"mother ship" was supposed to do. This book is
undoubtely one of the rare ones which will not gather dust on the
shelf, and an invaluable aid for any Sybase DBA."
"I have found the "Complete
Sybase ASE Quick Reference Guide" to be the best Sybase
pocket reference that I have ever used, and it is much better
indexed, more complete and easier to use than virtually any other
Sybase ASE reference I have ever used. In an emergency, without
manuals or online references, this reference has enough
information for a moderately proficient Sybase DBA to perform
virtually any task for ASE management."
"I felt so strongly about the value of the reference and its
value and convenience as far as size and amount of information,
that I bought one for every DBA in my group out of my own pocket,
and I have passed the references on to some of my friends and
former colleagues as well."
Palatine, IL (USA)
(Please note that the above statements
represent the opinions of these individual DBAs, and not of their respective employers)