There is a bug within the IDE code, found by Chee-Yang Chau when writing the dbxFirebird driver, which limits static linking of drivers into Delphi. Unfortunately, Borland took a step back with Midas, because the multi-tier components were again hard-wired to the BDE. As data-access layer is thin and simple, dbExpress provides high performance database connectivity and is easy to deploy. Service is provided for 1 year. I know you don’t want to spend more money, but the fastest route to the finish line is to pay for an upgrade to Enterprise or Architect. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. DK about Firebird 64 bit – -no experience.

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Raising questions on the support forums for Firebird, Embarcardo, and Flame Robin. This was resolved in Delphi 4. Yes, I have battle-scars from Midas I.

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Where in the question is devexpress firebirv There is no delivery charge for this item. In Delphi 3, you dbexpress switch to Native Interbase personally not recommended or use third-party components for non-Midas development.

I just tested a couple of the BDE demos: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. If driver units are not added to an application’s form or data module, the application cannot load the driver.


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Software Assurance Microsoft Financing. I currently use D5 professionally, and D in my personal capacity. You need the Enterprise or Architect version of Delphi in order for the native firebird dbExpress driver to work.

This will leave all your changes in the Params list which you can also manually edit if you wish. The driver requires InterBase client to be installed on the client side. You can use our driver in the same way as the one supplied by Embarcadero. You also need to make sure that your IB connection fmbarcadero configured properly – local or TCP, and no, don’t use quotation marks for your names, pwrds, etc.

I didn’t want to spend the extra money on the E or A version and I failed to read the feature matrix to see that the Firebird dbExpress driver is not available with the Pro version. Chris – are you accessing the DB locally or across a network?

Driver packages also contain driver-specific metadata implementations. The workaround, courtesy of Bob Swart on one of the Codegear forums is: No one on Embarcadero will ever touch this code even if a bug is found and need to be addressed for allowing a program run.

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David – sorry, I meant dbExpress. DB applications based on dbExpress drivers are easy to deploy, do not require installation of other data provider layers such as BDE or ODBCand that’s why they can work faster than the ones based on standard Delphi data connectivity solutions.


Go Up to Deploying Database Applications. What connection mode are these tools using? Rant aside, the theory was In terms of functionality you can do everything with the pro version – just that the drivers etc aren’t included in the package. However, when I tried to follow along with my Professonal version nothing worked.

It still has bugs inherited from its DBase roots that will never be fixed. Retrieved from ” https: We use cookies to provide you with a better experience on the Devart website.

embarcadego Subscribe for monthly digest to get special offers. These settings can be overridden by connection property settings. I have awarded the bounty to this answer as it was the one that pointed me away from investigation of the IDE, its installation and configuration, to investigation of the connection into the database. Support Visit our Support page to get instant support from experienced professionals, fast and detailed responses, user engagement and interaction, frequent builds with bug fixes, and much more.