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    Question How to use Firebird with Delphi?


    Hello all.

    I am trying to find the best way to connect to Fiebird from a Delphi6 app.

    Is anyone in this forum using Firebird with Delphi?
    If so, how have you chosen to connect?

    Thanks for your help.
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    Hi,

    Yes, I'm using Firebird with Delphi.

    In one project, I'm using IBObjects ( www.ibobjects.com ) and in another one, I'm using my own dbExpress driver ( www.upscene.com ).
    Martijn Tonies
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    Thankyou for your reply.

    Why is another dbExpress dll required?
    Why can't I just use the IB dbExpress dll with FB 1.5?

    Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by tim snl; December 18th, 2003 at 06:37 PM.
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    Why can't I just use the IB dbExpress dll with FB 1.5?
    Because InterBase is not Firebird.

    The Firebird dbExpress driver works with Firebird, the InterBase dbExpress driver might work, but won't support any new features of Firebird and will not be fixed to support Firebird.
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