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Managing ABL Applications
ABL and R-code Deployment and Management : Managing Client Access to Databases : Connecting clients to databases

Connecting clients to databases

To access a database, you must connect to the database. You can connect to one or more databases during a single OpenEdge session. You can also start an OpenEdge session without connecting to a database, and connect later.
Note: On UNIX, the kernel configuration's file descriptor limit imposes a practical limit on connected databases. "Unable to open file" or "Unable to allocate I-Node" messages often mean your system's file descriptors have been exhausted. "Unable to allocate shared memory" often means your shared memory has been exhausted on your system. For more information about kernel configurations, see OpenEdge Getting Started: Installation and Configuration.
When connecting to databases, consider the following factors:
*Logical database names
*Connection modes
*Connection parameters
*Connection techniques
*Connecting to a non-OpenEdge database
*Connection denials when the user count is exceeded
*Reducing connection times
*Starting clients without connecting to a database
* Logical database names
* Connection modes
* Connection parameters
* Connection techniques
* Connecting to a non-OpenEdge database
* Connection denials when the user count is exceeded
* Reducing connection times
* Starting clients without connecting to a database