Subject Re: Newbie Alert can anyone help
Author csswa
You have a long road ahead. Your mileage is directly proportional to
the effort you put in. If you aren't prepared to sit down with the
manuals for a few hours to begin with, don't bother. Maybe try MySQL
or PostGre. Interbase is not a toy (as Helen is wont to say).
Scared yet? :-) Good. That's part of the excitement.

Start with the documentation (getstart.pdf). Links are in the Group
Database section (left panel over there), in New Users table.

1. Learn to use a basic IB frontend such as IBConsole, FBConsole, or
even the plain ISQL console.

2. Practice creating new databases.

3. Practice populating your database.

4. Practice querying your database.

5. Grab an advanced IB frontend like IB_SQL or IB Expert Personal
Editon. Learn the added functionality of these tools. Continue to
refer to the manuals throughout until you know them inside out. They
are your first port of call when you face any problem.

6. Eat. Sleep. Repeat 2–5 ad nauseum.

When faced with a problem or question, search this list's archives,
search the resources given in the Group Database section, search the
net. If you cannot find the answer after doing so, post to this list
and you will have your answer in hours -- but do not (!) skimp on
doing your own leg work.

Congratulations, you are now an IB guru.

Andrew Ferguson
-- Fun for a small fraction of the family.

--- In ib-support@y..., "mikevallender" <mike@v...> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I have just started with Interbase, I dont come from a programming
> DBA background, more product management, but would like to develop
> DB skills.
> I have a sun cobolt Raq4, which comes with interbase 6 installed, I
> have downloaded the windows release of IB 6 and now I am trying to
> work out how to connect the 2 together.
> It asks me to register a server, but I cant seem to work out how to
> do this?
> Any help would be appreciated.