Subject Re: [IBO] ADO vs. BDE vs. IBX vs. IBO
Author Claudio Valderrama C.
""Josipovic, Nikica"" <nikica.josipovic@...> wrote in message
> ADO needs an ODBC-Driver to work or an OleDB-Provider, which is currently
> not available and is definitely the completely wrong choice to acces IB
> (even IBX would be better).

I caught this article almost by accident, since I don't read the IBO list.
What is not available, Nick? There are four ODBC drivers: OdbcJdbc
(Starkey), XTG (Vanicek), Easysoft (Gorham) and Gemini (Karyakin). There are
at least two OLE/DB providers for IB that are expected to be more efficient
than ODBC drivers due to the number of interfaces: Lipetsk (Kovalenko) and
SIBProvider (Wensley Borges) and even Jason had a test OLE/DB driver on top
of IBO. This page needs updating probably but it still helps:

Of course, one expects that direct access methods that connect to the native
IB/FB API are the best for the specific case, assuming you don't need to
target several db engine products.

(Please include my account directly if you are going to reply to the list,

Claudio Valderrama C.
Ingeniero en Informática - Consultor independiente -