Subject Re: [IBO] IB Data Pump and MS Access
Author Daniel Rail

At August 30, 2004, 04:52, Helen Borrie wrote:

> There is never-implemented code inside the engine to read various foreign
> formats (including dBaseIII and CSV, if I recall right) that Ann Harrison
> found some years ago and (at the time) thought might not take a lot of
> effort to bring to the surface...If Claudio is watching here, he might have
> more to say about it. Or, better, ask about it in firebird-devel.

I think what would be better here, is to implement the management of
external data(SQL/MED) interface in FB. It is defined in SQL-2003(has
it's own document) and would permit anybody to develop their own
plug-ins to connect to their choice of external data file format.

I think it would be better to put that in the feature requests, than
each individual possible file formats, because the list could be

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior System Engineer
ACCRA Group Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (