Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird Client (or is there a FAQ to deal with this?)
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Cassandra,

> 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
> so I have spent the last few days trying to determine the difference
> all the different RDMSs and which one would most suit my needs.
> I have been best adviced to use Firebird, and have downloaded the
> files:

A control panel applet to stop/start the Firebird server.

> Firebird_v1_releaseNotes.pdf

The latest small-info of Firebird 1.0...

> Firebird-

The server and client software.


A third-party tool to administer Firebird - there are many (also see for a cheaper alternative).

> 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-,
> 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
> not know how to create them.

Somewhere, there must be a "create database" button in IBAdmin.

If not, use the command-line tool "isql" that comes with Firebird.

For more detailed docs, better download the InterBase 6 beta-docs
Not entirely the same, but Firebird is derived from InterBase.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
InterBase Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase & Firebird
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