Subject ANN: EMS IB Manager 3.4 released!
Author EMS HiTech Team
EMS HiTech company is pleased to announce IB Manager 3.4 -- the next version
of our powerful InterBase/FireBird administration and development tool!

You can download the latest version and user's guide from

What's new in version 3.4?

1. We have significantly improved stored procedure/trigger parser as well as
Stored Procedure Debugger. Now it supports all SQL language extensions for
FireBird 1.5 (such as defining variable in its declaration, EXECUTE VARCHAR
syntax, CASE syntax), IB 6.5 (such as ROWS syntax) and IB 7.0 (such as
BOOLEAN type).

2. Extract Metadata Wizard: we have improved the algorithm of extracting
stored procedures to avoid conflicts during their creation. Now you can
extract stored procedures as a block of the CREATE PROCEDURE statements with
empty bodies preceding another block containing their actual bodies defined
in the ALTER PROCEDURE statements. This possibility can be disabled by the
"Environment Options -> Tools -> Extract Metadata -> Extract stored
procedures with empty bodies first" option, which is enabled by default.

3. We have added a possibility to load an Extract Metadata template
automatically on calling the wizard. Now you can set the "Environment
Options -> Tools -> Extract Metadata -> Automatically load template on run"
option and select the template file to load on each wizard execution.

4. Import Data Wizard: now you can log all the SQL commands executed during
the import process into a file. Use the Enable SQL Log option on the last
step of the wizard for this purpose. (*)

5. Now you can use CONTAINING and STARTING WITH syntax within the WHERE
clause in the Visual Query Builder. (*)

6. Fixed bug with "Transaction is not active" error occurrence on commit in
the Import Data Wizard. (*)

7. The Visual Query Builder doesn't slow down the system anymore. (*)

8. Fixed bugs with creating folder and adding objects to the Project View
tree of the DB Explorer.

9. Fixed bug with impossibility of saving changes in the SQL Script.

10. Now data table list is properly restored from a template in the Extract
Metadata Wizard.

11. Data exported to MS Access table started to print even if the
corresponding option was unchecked. Now it is fixed. (*)

12. Fixed bug with loading data into the BLOB Editor/Viewer using
hexadecimal editor's local menu. (*)

13. The UPDATE or INSERT mode of the Import Data Wizard imports data
properly now. (*)

14. Fixed bug with autogrants during creating a trigger.

15. Some small corrections and improvements

(*) -- Professional Edition only

What is IB Manager?

EMS IB Manager provides effective and powerful tools for InterBase/FireBird
administration. It helps to create/ edit all database objects, search in
metadata, extract metadata, print metadata, import data and export it into
as many as 14 most popular formats. IB Manager also includes Database
Designer, SP Debugger, SQL Editor, Visual Query Builder, Grant Manager, User
Manager, HTML Report Generator, BLOB Viewer/Editor, Graphical Plan Analyzer,
SQL Script processor, Report Designer, Third-Party plugins support and many
more other features.

Don't forget to check out other our products:
Powerful database administration tools for InterBase/FireBird, MySQL and
PostgreSQL servers
Cross-platform data management utilities
Powerful components for Delphi/C++ Builder developers

We hope you'll like our products.
Thank you for your attention.

Best Regards,
EMS HiTech Team