Connect to Firebird in Delphi 5,7

Posted on 2007-10-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-09

I am using Delphi 5 and Delphi 7. Previously I am using Paradox and use BDE to connect. If I need to change my database to firebird. What is the best way for my Delphi 5 and delphi 7 to use to connect to Firebird database?
I am using Delphi 5 and Delphi 7 to develope a windows platform application.

Question by:runbird
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    I use the ZEOS lib components. It's open source and can be found here:

    Let me know if you need more info...
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    Delphi does come with the interbase components but they are not installed by default.
    You should be able to find the package in the borland directory.
    Offhand I cant remember the name sorry.
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    by:Gary Benade
    If you are using paradox already then I recommend switching to IBObjects, you can convert exisiting dataset based projects to firebird in a couple of hours with a very gradual learning curve.
    You can use the ones that come with delphi (IBTable,IBQuery etc search for dclib*, thats where the component lives) but you will have to rewrite most of your paradox dataset related code and IBObjects are faster
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    You can use the IBXpress components
    which I think that actually became the newer FIBPlus set
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    by:Gary Benade
    4 way split please
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    I wanted that but there are only 50 points on this question and the minimum points that can be assigned for an answer is 20. sorry.
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    by:Gary Benade
    sorry, missed that :)
    no objection
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    Forced accept.

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