Subject Re: [firebird-support] firebird for beginners
Author Niben M Singh
I personally like IBExpert above all the other clients. You can download the personal edition for free from

If you like MSAccess or OpenOffice Base then you can also download Firebird ODBC driver from Firebird webpage and install it. You can then create ODBC datasource using the driver then you should be able to link all the tables in your MS Access or OO as you do with any other databases.


--- On Wed, 4/23/08, hew_r3 <hew_r3@...> wrote:
From: hew_r3 <hew_r3@...>
Subject: [firebird-support] firebird for beginners
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 9:52 PM


I've just started working in an organisation that is using

firebird. The person who implemented it is very hard to get hold

of. The person I'm working with doesn't know a great deal about it,

just basic maintenance of the database.

I've installed it, run through the quick guides: eg. (in

employeed.fdb) changed the password for sysdba and added a new

user. I've downloaded flamerobin and connected to the employee.fdb

database. I just don't understand where to go from here. I feel

very noobish, but I've googled for "firebird tutorial"

and "interbase tutorial" but am coming up short.

Can anyone help me find some resources on the basics so I can have a

play with employee.fdb? I think I'm just missing something, like

whether you can open the database with a client and how? Whether

there's something GUI, like MS Access or OpenOffice Base. I

typed "help" while logged into the database through isql but it

still didn't make a great deal of sense.

I can't get hold of the files we use here yet but I am hoping to

create a similar set up in the future. I think we are using it to

store data and then create Crystal Reports from the database.



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