Chapter 1: Introduction to Sybase Message Bridge for Java™

About this book


The audience for this document is composed of IT professionals and applications developers building new Web applications in a Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) environment. Sybase assumes that these professionals have training in Java and XML.

How to use this book

Use this document to understand the use of Sybase Message Bridge for Java™.

Table 1 describes the contents of this book.

Table 1: Chapter descriptions



Chapter 1, “Introduction to Sybase Message Bridge for Java™”

Description of what Message Bridge is

Chapter 2, “Understanding the DataBean Framework”

Description of the framework for DataBeans

Chapter 3, “Using the Message Bridge GUI”

Description of procedures in the Message Bridge GUI

Chapter 4, “Using Views”

Description of views, what they are and how to use them

Chapter 5, “Locating the Java documentation”

Where to find Javadoc

Chapter 6, “Advanced Topics”

Description of using generated code, directory structure, and locating DTDs

Chapter 7, “Using Message Bridge Samples”

Description of code generated from Message Bridge

Chapter 8, “Supported Elements and Declarations for Schemas”

Description of the supported DTD declarations, and supported XML Schema elements


This section describes the conventions used in this manual, including terminology and format. The following table shows some of the style conventions used in the documentation for this product.

Table 2: Style conventions

Information Type


  • Programs

  • Utilities

  • Procedures

  • Commands

create connection

  • File names

  • Directory names

  • Properties

sybase/Message Bridge/bin

  • Code examples

  • Screen text

Message Bridge
  • User input

  • Command line input


Variables (replace these with the appropriate values for your site)


Variables in code that you type (replace these with the appropriate values for your site)

<designated Jaguar server>

Other sources of information

Use the Sybase Getting Started CD, the SyBooks CD, and the Sybase Product Manuals Web site to learn more about your product:

Sybase certifications on the Web

Technical documentation at the Sybase Web site is updated frequently.

StepsFinding the latest information on product certifications

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Select Products from the navigation bar on the left.

  3. Select a product name from the product list and click Go.

  4. Select the Certification Report filter, specify a time frame, and click Go.

  5. Click a Certification Report title to display the report.

StepsCreating a personalized view of the Sybase Web site (including support pages)

Set up a MySybase profile. MySybase is a free service that allows you to create a personalized view of Sybase Web pages.

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Click MySybase and create a MySybase profile.

Sybase EBFs and software maintenance

StepsFinding the latest information on EBFs and software maintenance

  1. Point your Web browser to the Sybase Support Page.

  2. Select EBFs/Maintenance. If prompted, enter your MySybase user name and password.

  3. Select a product.

  4. Specify a time frame and click Go. A list of EBF/Maintenance releases is displayed.

    Padlock icons indicate that you do not have download authorization for certain EBF/Maintenance releases because you are not registered as a Technical Support Contact. If you have not registered, but have valid information provided by your Sybase representative or through your support contract, click Edit Roles to add the “Technical Support Contact” role to your MySybase profile.

  5. Click the Info icon to display the EBF/Maintenance report, or click the product description to download the software.

Accessibility features

EAServer has been tested for compliance with U.S. government Section 508 Accessibility requirements. The online help for this product is also provided in HTML, JavaHelp, and Eclipse help formats, which you can navigate using a screen reader.

EAServer Manager supports working without a mouse. For more information, see “Keyboard navigation” on page 16.

The WST plug-in for Eclipse supports accessibility features for those that cannot use a mouse, are visually impaired or have other special needs. For information about these features refer to Eclipse help:

  1. Start Eclipse

  2. Select Help | Help Contents

  3. Enter Accessibility in the Search dialog box

  4. Select Accessible user interfaces or Accessibility features for Eclipse

NoteYou might need to configure your accessibility tool for optimal use. Some screen readers pronounce text based on its case; for example, they pronounce ALL UPPERCASE TEXT as initials, and MixedCase Text as words. You might find it helpful to configure your tool to announce syntax conventions. Consult the documentation for your tool.

For additional information about how Sybase supports accessibility, see Sybase Accessibility. The Sybase Accessibility site includes links to information on Section 508 and W3C standards.

If you need help

Each Sybase installation that has purchased a support contract has one or more designated people who are authorized to contact Sybase Technical Support. If you cannot resolve a problem using the manuals or online help, please have the designated person contact Sybase Technical Support or the Sybase subsidiary in your area.

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