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Firebird ODBC/JDBC Driver Manual

Release 1.0

Alexander Potapchenko

Vladimir Tsvigun

Pavel Cisar

Jim Starkey

others  

Helen Borrie

Collator and editor

27 November 2017, document version 1.02


Table of Contents

1. ODBC/JDBC Driver for Firebird Client Applications
About the Firebird ODBC driver
2. Installing the Driver
Downloading the Driver
Getting the Right Firebird Client Library
Installing the Driver on Windows
Installing the Driver on Linux
3. Firebird ODBC Configuration
Configuring a DSN on Windows
Configuring a DSN on Linux
4. Connecting to Firebird from Applications
Connection Parameters
5. Developing with the Firebird ODBC/JDBC Driver
Multithreading
Transactions
Password Security
Cursors
Stored Procedures
ARRAY Data Type
Usage with Clarion
6. Firebird Events
Priming the Driver to Listen for Events
7. The Services Interface
Exploring the ODBC Services Console
Using the Services API
8. Examples
A. Licence Notices
Documentation Licence
Software Licence
B. Document History

List of Figures

2.1. ODBC driver installer on the desktop
2.2. ODBC driver installer screens
2.3. ODBC driver installer final screen
3.1. Selecting a DSN setup applet on Windows
3.2. Selecting the Firebird driver for the DSN
3.3. Setting up parameters for the DSN
3.4. Testing the Configuration
5.1. Data loss when updating an ARRAY field (1)
5.2. Data loss when updating an ARRAY field (2)
7.1. Launching the Services UI on Windows
7.2. Firebird ODBC Services console—Backup tab
7.3. Restore tab
7.4. Statistics tab
7.5. Statistics log
7.6. Repair tab
7.7. Users tab
7.8. Add user
7.9. Modify user
7.10. Delete user

List of Tables

2.1. Firebird ODBC/JDBC Driver Kits
3.1. Parameters for the DSN Configuration
4.1. Keywords for Connection Attributes
7.1. Keywords for Service Request Attributes
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