Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird features info request.
Author Daniel Rail

At December 6, 2005, 12:49 PM, Marcelo wrote:

> I've been working on a simple Workflow app for some time and I want
> to enhance it so as to add more features usually found in
> professional workflow systems.

> I've been looking for some functionalities:

> * An ability to store blobs on the disk file-system parallel to
> store them in the db. This is to allow users to access the docs
> stored without using the dbengine in case of system-panic. I
> couldn't fine any blob-to-file udf. Anyone knows any?

You will have to create your own UDF. There are some free UDF
libraries with full source code that you can use to create your UDF.

> * An ability to send e-mail to alert users of any incoming new task
> or delayed task. Today, I found the FireUDFLib at sourceforge and I
> would try it.

I never tried it, so I can't comment.

> * An ability to run a stored procedure an o timely basis. So as to
> act as the pulse of the "Workflow engine". This stored procedure
> would be responsible of sending alerts to users or fire any
> automated activity. Should I use an external app to execute this
> proc?

You will have to use an external app. That's what I do.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior Software Developer
ACCRA Consultants Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (