Subject Re: [IBDI] New to Firebird
Author R. Tulloch

> Just about to swap to Firebird from IB, having used the latter for 5
> years.
> Can anybody give me any guidance on which ODBC driver to use? The
> driver will be used with Crystal Reports 5 (never got round to moving
> up to a later version). Reading the information for the available
> drivers it would seem that the XTG driver has unspecified problems
> with CR

I just will not work. The developer does not seem interested in CR
support for IB.

> and there is little information on the IBPhoenix driver
> regarding problems.

That doesn't work worth a s---t.

The only one that seems to work really well is the EasySoft.

Problem is the cost and that adder to the cost of an app.

The alternative is to forget IB/FB and use something like Advantage
which you pay for but comes with CR connectivity. Plus, it is really
a cool database, easy to use and conversions to it's native format are
simple or you can continue to use dbf for instance.

Have a look at it.

ps: I never contributed to the IBPhoenix driver because I could
never get a
definitive answer about continued development, support and when I
tested it and
sent comments on CR connectivity, nothing was ever fixed or even
really answered.
It was indeed a half hearted effort.