Subject Re: [firebird-support] Problem in connecting to a database
Author Lester Caine
townman99 wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am new to Firebird. I am not comfortable with character-based clients, and so have downloaded a GUI utility named FlameRobin (
> I am trying to connect to the "EMPLOYEE.FDB" database that is shipped with Firebird. However, I am not able to connect to it using FlameRobin and getting an unhandled error message. The screenshot of the error message is available at :
> Please let me know the username, password, Charset and role that is required to connect to the database. The Windows version on my computer is XP SP3, the Flamerobin version is, and the Firebird version is 2.1.3.
> As additional info, the database is stored locally and I have installed Firebird using the Classic option.

Well if you read the error message, the first problem would seem to be that you
co not actually have a working network. If the computer can't see itself, then
you need to check out things like firewall and network connections. From a
commad prompt you should be able to 'ping localhost' - if that does not work,
then something else is blocking the network.

For a clean windows install, the user name and password are 'SYSDBA' and
'masterkey' - you should also have an entry in aliases.conf for 'employee' to
work as the database name. Character set and role do not need to be set.

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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