Subject Re: [firebird-support] New to Firebird, using Interbase 6 documentation
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:12 AM 17/02/2007, you wrote:
>I'm new to SQL and decided to use Firebird 2.0. Finding
>documentation on how to do things has not been easy. I downloaded
>some Interbase 6 users manuals in PDF format to help me figure out
>how to create select statements and procedures. Are there users
>manuals specific to Firebird?

Yes. The release notes for the three major releases - you can pick
these up from the Documentation area. These "accumulate" on top of
the IB 6 PDF docs. For the newbie, study the Quick Start Guide
that's installed in the ../doc subdirectory under the Firebird
root...Fb 2 release notes are there also.

Or, if you are prepared to pay, you can get The Firebird Book, in
hard copy or PDF format, takes you up as far as 1.5 and the Fb 2.0
release notes will fill in the new bits until the Fb 2.0 supplement
for TFB is available in about 2-3 weeks.

There are a few low-cost offerings at in the used and new
section from here:

(plus a few high-cost ones too: several selling it at much higher
than the RRP!!)

New to SQL - search for on-line tutorials for DML (data manipulation
language) and DDL (data definition language). Firebird is highly
compliant with the ISO standards. But be aware that procedure
languages are vendor-specific, not standardised in any way.