Subject New user with problems with an embedded database
Author Reinout

I'm new to firebird and I'm experiencing some difficulties.

The company I work at has recently decided to use a fingerprint scanner as a timeclock. The application delivered with the scanner uses a FB embedded database but there are a few problems with the app so we want to write our own. (mainly some simple stuff but we'd be more comfortable with our own solution that we can maintain and adapt)

Here's where my problems come into play. Because it's an embedded database, I'm not able to connect to it with another app while the other one is using it. Is there any way of circumventing this? I was thinking of using triggers to update a second db, but this probably overkill, right?

My second problem is accessing a db over our network. I'm not entirly sure what kind of setup I would need and would appreciate it if someone could point me to right direction. I'm lost in a maze of FAQ's and tutorials.

If anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated.