Subject Re: Using Firebird with Visual FoxPro
Hi Dorin,

Many thanks for your message, I'll take a look at the API wrapper
object you've created. And thanks for the solution to the problem i had.


--- In, "Dorin Vasilescu"
<dorin_vas@y...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I use Firebird with Visual Foxpro and is a good combination.
> I've desgned an API wrapper object for Firebird, it is posted on
> UniversalThread web site. it is currently limited to backup/restore,
> get/set database properties, start maintenance tasks and users
> management, but can be easily extended if necessary.
> >
> > I wonder if someone would be so kind as to give me a hand with a
> > slight problem I have, aside from see a doctor, that is :)
> >
> > I am trying to evaluate the use of a 'real' database for use in the
> > next generation of our software which is written in Visual FoxPro and
> > currently uses xBase tables.
> >
> > Because our software is aimed at small retailers 99% of whom know
> > nothing about computers let alone administering a database, I am left
> > with only a few possibilities, one of which is Firebird.
> >
> > Now, FoxPro accesses non-xBase data either by using ODBC or ADO
> > drivers and I have set up a number of the trial versions of both
> > drivers for the evaluation. ADO works without problem and returns the
> > correct recordsets as expected but it is not so easy to use an ADO
> > recordset in FoxPro so I'd prefer to use ODBC which returns an xBase
> > table. However there seems to be a problem with all the drivers for
> >
> > When trying to create a remote view on a table in the test database
> > using the view designer I get the error:
> >
> > Connectivity error: Dynamic SQL Error:
> > SQL Error Code = -104
> > Token unknown - line 1, char 21
> > ,
> >
> This is because VFP needs "All users tables" checkbox to be checked.
> The free ODBC driver needs that user connected to be SYSDBA for
> SQLTABLES() to work (remote table/columns selections)
> Dorin Vasilescu