Subject Re: [IBDI] IBConsole and Latest FireBird Server for Windows...
Author Helen Borrie
At 02:41 PM 29-10-01 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi All,
> I have just installed the latest version of IBConsole ( Build 339 )
>and also the Latest FireBird Installation found @
>When I try and connect to the server using IBConsole I get the following
>"Isc_service_attach is an InterBase 6 function. Please upgrade to
>InterBase 6 to use this functonality."
>Can anyone shed some light on what I have done wrong?
You haven't done anything wrong. IBConsole uses the traditional InterBase method of working out what version of IB it is connecting to. 6 is higher than 5 is higher than 4... so Firebird (with a main release number of 1) is too low.

A temporary solution will be provided in the next Firebird release and, in a later sub-release, we will introduce "native Firebird" and "InterBase compatibility" modes to resolve this problem along with others, such as client programs like IBConsole not recognising Firebird enhancements.

In the meantime, consider using another client. Several good tools are around. Look at the Tools pages (Database Management tools) at and also the tools listings at

When you are ready to post support questions, would you please use the ib-support list?

>Secondly I have been looking at a great tool called ObjectSpark (
> ), which works with SQL Server and Oracle,
> and having spoken with it's developers I was told that they do not
>support InterBase ( and I assume FireBird ) because you cannot select
>across multiple databases ( I think it is something called XA compatab
>ility ). It this the right place to ask if and when this sort of
>functionality will be addressed, not just so it would work with this
>tool but also as it would be a good feature to have?

Yes, it's fine. would be a good place to raise a question like this, too. <> Perhaps when you have discussed it with the architects, you might feel like posting a feature request into the Firebird bug tracker database ( reach it through )


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