Subject Re: [ib-support] External File problem ??
Author Milan Babuskov
Tanno Vorenkamp wrote:
> Hi all,
> I noticed that the "create table" statement with "external file" option
> results in Interbase creating a new empty external file
> However, I want to associate the table with an existing filled external file
> How should this be done ?

First put the file on desired location, and then create ext. table.
Drop the ext. table once you're done with it, so you that the lock on
the file is released. (This is how it works for IB6 / FB1, I'm not sure
about earlier versions)