Subject Re: [firebird-support] Evaluation of Firebird 1.5 as a replacement of BDE+Paradox
Author Martijn Tonies

> I am evaluating Firebird 1.5 as a replacement of the BDE + Paradox.
> I have some doubts about the deployment of the Firebird server:
> - Is there a way to embed the installation of the FB 1.5
> classic/superserver in one's own app install process?

If this is a server install, yes.

> - What if my app installs a FB 1.5 classic or superserver on a
> computer that already has a FB 1.0 or Interbase server (6.X or later)
> installed. Will it interfere with the other servers installations or
> can they work simultaneously?

You can install the server and use a non-default port number
for the network, then it should be able to work without bothering

> Currently, the app has an Excel add-on (a DLL wrapped by a XLA, may be
> converted to a XLL soon) that accesses the DB directly.
> This wouldn't be possible with an embedded server, as the Excel add-on
> would load another instance of the server, right?

You cannot access a database via "embedded" and a running server
at the same time. Why not just connect to a network based server
from the Excel thingy as well?

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - tool for InterBase, Firebird, MySQL, NexusDB, Oracle &
MS SQL Server
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