Subject Re: Functions/UDF's/Reserved Words in FB & IB6
Author Tony Masefield
--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...>
> At 06:45 AM 4/08/2005 +0000, you wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Is there an udated list on what functions/reserved words are
> >in FB?
> >Trying to find this information is proving frustrating.
> >For instance, the IB 6 'Language Reference' manual uses the
> >function 'Now' to insert a date into field ('NEW/OLD' context
> >variables) - but there is no mention of 'Now' in the sql
> >keywords or UDF information in the IB 6 manuals as far as I can
> They're none of those things. They are pre-defined date
literals. You can
> read about them in the EmbedSQL.pdf volume of the IB 6 beta docs.
Tip -
> there's a lot of essential stuff in that volume that is not
confined to
> Embedded SQL and is not documented anywhere else.
> As for reserved words - the latest list of reserved words
applicable to
> your version of Firebird will be found in the release notes for
that version.
> ./heLen

The Embedded SQL guide is the one manual I had not yet printed (did
the first 200 pages yesterday - hate reading from a PC screen). It
helps to know what one is searching for and I have some way to go to
learn SQL nomenclature.
The IB 6 beta litterature seems comprehensive but one has to 'jump
around' a bit to find what one is looking for.