Register an InterBase Database
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When using the InterBase Edition of the Advanced Data Generator, you will see a screen as in the below screenshot when registering a database.


Registering an InterBase database


Alias refers to the name that will be displayed for the database in the application and username and password are your authentication details.

The characterset drop down box lists the available charactersets available in InterBase 5.6 and up. A second column will show you since what version a specific characterset is available if it wasn't available in InterBase 5.6.

Connect string
is the text that the InterBase client software uses to connect to your remote or local server. Depending on how this string is created, different network protocols will be used or no network protocol at all (a local in-memory connection).

No network
The no network protocol connect string is the easiest, but only works if the Advanced Data Generator is installed on the same machine as the InterBase server process.

Example:
c:\data\InterBase\test_database.ib

TCP/IP network
The connect string is created by using a server name or IP-address, a colon and the full path to the database as seen on the server.

Example:
UPSCENE_SRVR:c:\data\InterBase\test_database.ib   (Windows)
UPSCENE_SRVR:/usr/data/interbase/test_database.ib   (Linux)

For other network protocols, check the InterBase documentation


If you have multiple instances of InterBase running on your server, you should specify the instance name just after the server name:

UPSCENE_SRVR/IB8:c:\data\InterBase\test_database.ib