Subject Re: [firebird-support] Starting FB embedded
Author Aage Johansen
On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 19:59:09 +0000 (UTC), ottars <ottar@...> wrote:

> Hi, I'm checking out FB for the first time, using Firebase Embedded
>, Delphi7 and IBExpress which came with Delphi (I have the
> impression most people think IBObjects is better, and I might give that a
> try later).
> I have renamed the engine-dll to "gds32.dll", whcih seems is what
> IBExpress is looking for. The problem, however, is that I need a empty
> database to get started. This I have tried to do with the interactive
> SQL-utility, but it can't be created because the DB-
> engine is not running. Do I have to start the engine as a service, even
> though it's a embedded engine, or what?

Try the free utility IB_SQL ( or IBOConsole
(, or any of the free/commercial admin
tools from

Aage J.