Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird Event Names
Author Daniel Rail

At April 1, 2005, 03:25, Martijn Tonies wrote:

>> >In a before update, insert, delete trigger
>> >it is possible to do
>> >POST EVENT new.field_name
>> >to post an event with the data contained in the field.
>> No; events don't carry any data. They are merely named signals.

> Not entirely true. There are systems that register for dynamic
> events. For example, imagine a server side process (stored
> procedure) that takes a few minutes to finish.

> An application can fire off a thread that starts the procedure
> with an application defined parameter (eg: event_id) and
> register an event "FINISH_MY_PROC_9988332" where
> "9988332" is the event ID.

But, the original question was if it is possible to use events in this
manner: POST_EVENT 'event name' new.field_name

THAT is not possible. Sending data, which the application might not
know, via events. Essentially, pushing the new data to the

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