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Use this DBM command when you start a new database for the first time, and thereby create the database system administrator.

We recommend that you use upper-case letters for the user name and password.

Note Note

Do not enter the character string SYSDBA as the user name because this is a reserved SQL keyword (see: Conventions for User Names and Passwords).

End of the note.

Also use this command to initialize a database. This deletes the catalog information and the application data in the database. The database parameters remain unaffected by this.


  • You have the server permission AccessUtility.

  • The database is in the ADMIN operational state.


db_activate <sysdba_user>,<sysdba_user_password>





Name of the database system administrator


Password of the database system administrator



In the event of errors, see Reply Format.

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Database Administration, Creating Databases