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

At October 26, 2006, 5:47 AM, niegil thomas wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to this forum. Now at present i have delphi 5.0
> application that has paradox as back end . I am planning to convert
> this to firebird . Can anybody tell me the best driver for the same
> availabe for the same. Will IBX of Delphi 5.0 meet all the
> requirements

The IBX that comes with Delphi 5, will probably work. But, as Firebird
evolves, it might not be as compatible. We're currently using
IB-Objects( for the a little over 6 years now. And,
there are other component sets that exists: FIBPlus, MDO, UIB, Zeos
and a few others. Depending on your budget, some are free and some are
not free.

And, the best recommendation that I can give you is to try them and
see which one you like best. Also, all those that I mentioned above do
have TDataset descendants, so they will work with practically any
dataware components(the ones that you might have difficulty with are
those that try to use the BDE API functionality, which is most likely
very few).

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