Subject Re: [firebird-support] How to get FB 3.0 x64 work as embeded version?
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
Hello James,

> After FB 3.0 released, I am trying to immigrate my DB application to this new
> version.
> My DB app is running with embeded version before, so now I am still trying to
> get it work under embeded mode.
> I tried FB 3.0 x32, it works as embedded version well after I created a new
> user SYSDBA (as in FB 2.5).
> But for x64 package, I got error like this:
> Error message:
> [FireDAC][Phys][FB]-314. Cannot load vendor library [fbclient.dll or
> fbembed.dll]. fbclient.dll has unsupported architecture [x64]. Required [x86].

This looks to me like you are running/compiling your client application as 32-bit trying to load fbclient.dll 64-bit, which obviously does not work.

The bitness of your client application and the Firebird client/embedded DLL must match.

With regards,
Thomas Steinmaurer

Professional Tools and Services for Firebird
FB TraceManager, IB LogManager, Database Health Check, Tuning etc.

> The specified module could not be found.
> Hint: check it is in the PATH or application EXE directories, and has x86
> bitness.
> What I have done (same as x32 package):
> 1. Unzip FB3.0 x64 zip file to a folder.
> 2. Run isql to create a new user SYSDBA with password masterkey.
> 3. Copy my DB application to this folder.
> 4. Run this application and got error.
> OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate English
> FB: No firebird server was installed as service.
> DB: FDB file is upgraded to new format v12.0.
> Best regards,
> James