Subject Re: [firebird-support] Problem in connecting to a database
Author Helen Borrie
At 06:16 PM 23/01/2010, you 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 :

One possible reason for this error is that Firebird isn't running. Check that by visiting Control Panel > Administration Tools > Services.

Another is that your firewall is blocking connections to port 3050. So check that, too.

>Please let me know

>the username SYSDBA

>password masterkey

>Charset NONE (should be the default w. Flamerobin, but check anyway and pick it if it's not the default)

>and role No role is required for that database - leave it blank

>As additional info, the database is stored locally and I have installed Firebird using the Classic option.

Make sure there is a copy of fbclient.dll *copied from Firebird's \bin directory* in the same location as the FlameRobin executable.

In case you haven't visited the \doc directory yet, now would be a good time. ;-) There you will find the Quick Start Guide, which should help a lot.