Subject Firebird Client (or is there a FAQ to deal with this?)
Author Cassandra Harley

I am brand new to all this.
I have just finished a university degree (in computer science) which
included a unit of databases, but I am still so lost with it all.

I am writing a small application (and some DLLs) that work with a database,
so I have spent the last few days trying to determine the difference between
all the different RDMSs and which one would most suit my needs.

I have been best adviced to use Firebird, and have downloaded the following

I also am using Borland CBuilder6.
I am also running all of this on a win98 standalone machine.

I have nothing else. I have installed the Firebird-, and
the server is now running.
I was asked whether I wanted to use guardian (and said yes), I have also
unzipped the fbmgr to c:\windows\system. And installed ibadmin3.

Yet I still have no idea what to do.
I played a little with ibadmin3 but it kept wanting database
username/passwords, which I don't have, I don't have any databases, and I do
not know how to create them.
I also am unsure about ibadmin as it is a 30 day trial, and I am only
starting out at this game (ie no $$ as of yet).

I am sure this type of questions are posed every other week on this support
list, I tried looking in the FAQ, to no avail.

If someone could help, or point me in the direction of a tutorial, I would
be much obliged.