Subject Re: [ib-support] pros and cons of dbExpress , IBX , IBO , FIBPlus , ZeosLib
Author Martijn Tonies
> At 04:59 AM 17/02/2003 +0800, you wrote:
> >What are the pros and cons of the different
> >Firebird/Interbase access methods for Delphi?
> >
> >Some specific questions would be:
> >
> >1) Why would one want to use dbExpress over
> >IBX/IBO/FIBPlus (or vice versa)?
> dbExpress is Borland's client/server replacement for the BDE. The usual
> situation where you would use it in preference to a dedicated interface
> like IBO or FIBPlus is where your client application has to interface
> interchangeably with more than one DBMS. The front-end is the same, the
> interface layer is DBMS-specific. It is very generic, so you are limited
> to capabilities which are shared by all of the supported DBMSs, and it
> doesn't support multiple transactions per connection. At
> you will find a DBExpress driver for Firebird.

Mind you that dbExpress DOES support multiple transactions/connection.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
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