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Connect to Interbase 5.5 with Firebird

Connect to Interbase 5.5 with Firebird

Connect to Interbase 5.5 with Firebird

I have the InterBase 5.5 .dbf and .gdb files, but don't have InterBase 5.5 installed.  I've installed Firebird, but don't know how to connect to the files with it.  Can anyone help me get started?


RE: Connect to Interbase 5.5 with Firebird

Go to your Firebird installation directory (C:\ProgramFiles\Firebird\Firebird_1_5 ?), then to the bin\ subdirectory. You'll find a program named isql.exe there, run it. You'll see a SQL console.
I assume you're connecting to local server. To connect issue a command:

SQL> CONNECT localhost:c:\path\to\your\base.gdb
SQL> user 'username' pass 'password';

Since you installed Firebird and probably haven't changed anything use 'SYSDBA' as username and 'masterkey' as password.

After connection you'll see info line:
Database:  localhost:c:\path\to\your\base.gdb, User: SYSDBA
which means you may work with the database.

Hope this helps

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