Subject Re: [firebird-support] Database versions
Author Woody
From: "Ann W. Harrison" <aharrison@...>
> On 12/3/2010 7:05 AM, rogerpullen wrote:
> Everything will work with your database - server and tools. You
> can even backup and restore the database under V2.5 to take advantage
> of improvements in the ODS.
> But you really ought to find the time to convert to Dialect 3 ...
> it's only going to get worse.

I'm at that point myself. Originally, the structures were transferred from
Paradox to Access. After too many index errors, among others, I switched to
Interbase when it went open source and then to FB 1.5 when it was available.

I realize this question should go to firebird tools, but has anyone written
any conversion utility that will pinpoint the types that need changing by
parsing your metadata or possibly converting it using defaults? If not, I
will probably write one myself since I not only use FB for work projects but
also for any personal programs I write for myself to use.

Sorry for hijacking the thread Ann (and Helen) but I thought it might be
pertinent to the subject.

Woody (TMW)