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Vendor Initialization failed - Interbase connection

Vendor Initialization failed - Interbase connection

Vendor Initialization failed - Interbase connection

(OP)
We've recently connected a new (Windows XP) machine to a clients network.
We've installed the Borland Database Engine (and SQL Links option) from the Delphi installation.
We've created the appropriate database connections (aliases through Borland Delphi SQL Explorer / BDE Administrator).
When we try and open the database connection (to the Interbase database .gdb file on the network server path) we get an error - something like :
"Vendor Initialization failed." and then goes on to mention (I think) gds32.dll service library?

What would cause this error ?

The paths are set up in the same way from a working machine.
Is there anything else I need to install on the client machine (beyond the BDE and SQL Links) - do we need the Interbase Client ?
Memory fails me with this - its been a while ...

Thanks in advance,
Steve

RE: Vendor Initialization failed - Interbase connection

Yes you need to install the Interbase Client also, The Server will only communicate with your machine if the Interbase Client is installed.

Steven van Els
SAvanEls@cq-link.sr

RE: Vendor Initialization failed - Interbase connection

(OP)
Thanks - installing the Interbase Client was indeed the answer.
It's been a long while since we did this last - and memory tends to fail me these days ... ;)
Thanks again.
Steve

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