How to figure out what DB instance you are using when using isql (Sybase)

Today a coworker taught me how to figure out what database instance I am using when using the isql command line tool connecting to Sybase. This involves two query statements:

select dbid from master..sysprocesses where spid = @@spid

The above statement will display the dbid of the database instance you are using. Next using this dbid to find out the name:

select name from master..sysdatabases where dbid = [dbid]

Thanks to Bob for this cool trick! 🙂


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