Get database name from path

Author: (jasonzuvela)

hi hi

Is there any way to retrieve the database name from a path entry in the ASN file?

So far I have only found $user and $password, but they don't help me at all. The only options I can see now are either setting a logical or saving it somewhere in the database. Though, this is quite redundant, after the database connection has already been setup.



  1. Hi Jason,

    as you may know, there are a lot of redirections possible in an ASN file.

    More if you use UROUTER and other remote dataaccesses.

    So I recommend to have a common table like "DB_PROPERTIES"
    in each of your databases allowing the storage of key-value pairs.

    sql "select .... from DB_PROPERTIES","$mydbpath"
    get infos from each of your databases denoted by $mydbpath.

    This way, the information is stored within the database no matter how often you redirect paths in the ASN.

    I used this during a testing phase of a new application
    to distinguish between test-data and production database.

    Success, Uli

    Author: ulrich-merkel (
  2. Not sure if this is helpful ...

    Oracle database, assuming correct permissions on systables ...

    sql "select NAME from sys.v_$DATABASE", "DEF"

    will give you the database name. Other databases might have similar functions


    Author: Rick Scally (
  3. Hi Rick

    Are you sure about "v_$DATABASE", should it not be "V$DATABASE" ?

    For MSS, the sql statement is "SELECT DB_NAME()"



    Author: istiller (