Subject RE: [firebird-support] Firebird with BDE Administrator
Author Chris Voronin
One possible cause for the error:
When creating and/or using a BDE alias that is using
an ODBC DSN make sure that the ALIAS parameter "ODBC DSN" is
set to the DSN that you wish to use and that has been created
using ODBC Manager. Available ODBC DSN's can be chosen from
the parameter's drop-down edit using the BDE Administrator.

Another possible cause:
Using ISAPI app and ODBC against NT web server.
ODBC DSN on NT machine should be set to "system"
instead of "user".,1410,15283,00.html - here this error is
listed under the system configuration problem.

Hope this helps,

Chris Voronin

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of mahletestsystems
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:13 AM
Subject: [firebird-support] Firebird with BDE Administrator

Hi all,

Apologies if I don't know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm pretty
new at this.

I work for an major automotive company, working with testing and
diagnostic systems. We've recently gotten complaints from some of our
customers saying that our current database software (InterBase 6.0)
takes too long to write to binary. We've been trying to correct this
issue by testing various other database software (i.e. InterBase 7.5
and FireBird).

My problem is this: I can't seem to get BDE Administrator to allow me
access to the software. I have the database, have connected it to the
FireBird server, and downloaded and installed the ODBC driver in BDE
Administrator. It allows me to create an Alias for the database, but
when I attempt to access it, I get an error message that says "Invalid
configuration parameter" in both BDE (Error 12550) and the actual
diagnostic software that I'm testing.

I'm using FireBird 2.0 on a Classic server (I think).

If anyone has any idea how I could correct this issue, I would greatly
appreciate any help. Let me know, please, if more info is needed.


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