Register a Firebird Database

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When using the Firebird Edition of the Advanced Data Generator, the following screen shows what to enter when registering a database.


Registering a Firebird 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 Firebird 1.0 and up. A second column will show you since what version a specific characterset is available if it wasn't available in Firebird 1.0.


Connect string is the text that the Firebird 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).


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.



UPSCENE_SRVR:c:\data\Firebird\test_database.fb        (Windows)

UPSCENE_SRVR:/usr/data/firebird/test_database.fb        (Linux)


For other network protocols, check the Firebird documentation


If you have multiple instances of Firebird running on your server, you should specify the port number just after the server name:




You can specify which Firebird client library to use. Please note that a 32 bit library is required.