Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:52 PM 19-03-02 +0000, you wrote:
>I have downloaded the FireBird client & server version 1 and installed it.
>My interest is that I will be receiving an application to system test
>which includes a Firebird database. I would like to setup a test database
>in order to familiarise myself and my test team with the product. My main
>problem is that I don't have a test system to play with and don't know how
>to go about creating one.

There is a test database in the ../Examples directory. If you have access
to a Delphi distribution, there are more Interbase databases there.

>I have a package called InfoMaker which we were going to use to query the
>database when it was going to be Sybase and I need to know whether this
>will be of any use with FireBird or are there any other more suitable
>database tools available?

I don't know anything about InfoMaker. There are plenty of interactive
query tools around for Firebird - follow up the links in the releasenotes
and/or go to and look at the Contributed Downloads offerings.

>I have read the release notes but they didn't help much.

Strange. The release notes contain links to the main resource sites.

>I have tried downloading the Interbase manuals but it complained about a
>username & password.

Yes, I see what you mean...
Here's a different link:


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