Subject Re: [ib-support] Setting Firebird up as multi user
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:55 PM 08-12-02 +0100, you wrote:

>However - (there is always a however!) - the Desktop can now connect to
>the Firebird database on the laptop, using WISQL. I can see that I am
>connected via the WISQL statusbar, which shows
>Database: laptop:c:\develop2\contacts\contacts.gdb.
>I can see the metadata for the database and tables.
>BUT select * from (anytable) gives me
>Error 901 - feature is not supported.
>I am quite used to using WISQL in a single user environment.

Don't use WISQL. It is for IB 5.x and for SuperServer. It doesn't support
Dialect 3 and it doesn't support Classic servers. It sounds as if you have
Classic running on the laptop.

Grab a GUI tool for Firebird/IB 6. There are oodles of them. I use
IB_SQL, free from For a listing of what's available,
see Downloads > Contributed at

Also make sure you are using the correct version of the client library
(gds32.dll) on your Win98 client machine. It is in your c:\Windoze
directory. It needs to have the same v.number as the server it is
connecting to, e.g. WI-V1.0.0.794 (check the Properties dialog for the
file). A 5.6 client will be WI-V5.6.0.29 or thereabouts.