Using Firebird?

Frank D. Engel, Jr. fde101 at fjrhome.net
Wed Feb 23 12:32:21 CST 2005


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You probably would do best to use an ODBC driver for Firebird, if you 
are certain you want to use Firebird.

Meanwhile, you might consider PostgreSQL instead.  The new version has 
a native Windows build (for the first time), and it has a very long 
history with even very large databases under UNIX systems.  It is 
available for more platforms than Firebird, and also offers a very 
nice, professional feature set.  A Windows-based binary installer is 
available.  Oh, and it's also free.  I've been using it quite happily 
in combination with Rev, and I know others on the list have as well.

www.postgresql.org


On Feb 23, 2005, at 1:04 PM, Lynch, Jonathan wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I need to learn to use a database with some of my Rev apps. After much
> reading about the different options, I think I would like to use
> Firebird.
>
> 1) It is free
> 2) People say it works great
> 3) People say it works great on windows
> 4) It doesn't require that I do any C compiling to make it work.
>
> I am trying to figure out the best way to use Firebird from Revolution,
> and am wondering if anyone else here does it?
>
> Should I open up ISQL from within Rev, and use write to process 
> commands
> to control ISQL to send and receive data from Firebird?
>
> Is there a driver native to Rev that will work with Firebird?
>
> Am I missing something really obvious because I know diddlysquat about
> databases and database drivers?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jonathan
>
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