Subject Re: [firebird-support] Dual FB/IB access
Author Paul Hope

Thanks for the reply, that's a great help - I shall try it out tomorrow.
I'd beter wait and see what EMS have to say about IB Manager.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martijn Tonies" <m.tonies@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] Dual FB/IB access

> Hi Paul,
> > I am just dipping my toe into FB and need to have access to both IB5.6
> > FB1.5.
> >
> > I have installed FB1.5 on the same server (Win 2K server) as IB and set
> the
> > config file to use port 3060.
> > I have put an entry in my services file of fb_gdb 3060/tcp.
> I'm not sure if this is required - then again, I don't know how to set up
> a Fb1.5 server on a different port :-)
> > I have many projects on my client machine which need to be migrated over
> to
> > FB. They are all written in Delphi6 and use IBO to access FB. All the
> > projects share a number of core units and have their own special ones.
> > think I remember seeing a message from Helen on the IBO newsgroup saying
> > that I can place some IBO source file in the project directory and
> it
> > to point IBO at the new port. I'm assuming that if I do this and add
> No need - you can adjust your connect string to connect to a different
> For "Hostname" (or servername), use: server/port
> eg: NT_SRVR/3060
> > gds32.dll and fbclient.dll to the project directory then that project
> > connect to FB?
> If you want IBO to connect to Firebird, you have to modify a value in
> IB_Constants:
> IB_Constants.IB_GDS32 := 'fbclient.dll'; <- do this in your initialization
> If you want to connect to both IB and Fb from the same app, you're out
> of luck with this solution - as IBO will load the dll only once.
> > My next problem is IB manager from EMS. Has anyone succeeded in setting
> it
> > up for dual access? (Yes I have asked EMS but havn't had a workable
> > so thought I would ask here as well ;-)) .
> I know how to do it with Database Workbench (actually: you don't have to
> a thing - Firebird connects will use "fbclient" if it exists) :-) ... I'm
> not sure if
> IB Manager can connect to both by using both gds32 and fbclient... If they
> haven't seperated the connection "modules", it will probably bind to gds32
> OR
> bind to fbclient, not both.
> With regards,
> Martijn Tonies
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