What's new

Supported target platforms

  • Windows 32-bit and 64-bit
  • macOS 64-bit
  • Mac ARM
  • iOS 64-bit
  • Android 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Linux 32-bit and 64-bit

General usability

  • Direct access to server data. Does not require installation of other data provider layers (such as BDE and ODBC)
  • Interface compatible with standard data access methods, such as BDE and ADO
  • VCL, LCL and FMX versions of library available
  • Separated run-time and GUI specific parts allow you to create pure console applications such as CGI
  • Unicode and national charset support

Network and connectivity

  • Disconnected Model with automatic connection control for working with data offline
  • Local Failover for detecting connection loss and implicitly reexecuting certain operations
  • Support for InterBase OTW encryption


  • Support for the latest versions of InterBase and Firebird database servers
  • Support for InterBase ToGo Edition
  • Support for all InterBase and Firebird data types
  • Support for Delphi 6, C++ Builder 6, and later versions up to RAD Studio 11.1 Alexandria
  • Support for Lazarus 2.2.2 and Free Pascal 3.2.2
  • Includes provider for UniDAC Express Edition
  • Support for reporting components, including InfoPower, ReportBuilder, FastReport
  • Support for all standard and third-party visual data-aware controls
  • Support for Professional Edition of Delphi and C++Builder for developing client/server applications

InterBase technology support

  • Support for fast record insertion with the TIBCLoader component
  • InterBase event support
  • Comprehensive array data type support
  • Advanced BLOB support
  • Streaming (non-caching) BLOB access support
  • Advanced generator support
  • Advanced support for the character set OCTETS
  • Support for the Firebird 2 EXECUTE BLOCK syntax
  • Support for the Firebird 2 RETURNING clause
  • Advanced locking for Firebird 2
  • Automatic updates by DB_KEY unique field for Firebird 2
  • Default value support for stored procedures
  • InterBase services components for configuring server parameters and security
  • Support for the Firebird 3 BOOLEAN datatype
  • Support for the Firebird 2.1 trusted authentication


  • High overall performance
  • Fast controlled fetch of large data blocks
  • Optimized string data storing
  • Advanced connection pooling
  • High performance of applying cached updates with batches
  • Caching of calculated and lookup fields
  • Fast Locate in a sorted DataSet
  • Preparing of user-defined update statements
  • Deferred BLOB and array fields reading

Local data storage operations

  • Database-independent data storage with TVirtualTable component
  • CachedUpdates operation mode
  • Local sorting and filtering, including by calculated and lookup fields
  • Local master/detail relationship
  • Master/detail relationship in CachedUpdates mode

Data access and data management automation

  • Automatic data updating with TIBCQuery and TIBCTable components
  • Automatic record refreshing and locking
  • Automatic query preparing
  • Support for ftWideMemo field type in Delphi 2006 and higher

Extended data access functionality

  • Separate component for executing SQL statements
  • Simplified access to table data with TIBCTable component
  • Ability to retrieve metadata information with TIBCMetaData component
  • BLOB compression support
  • Support for using macros in SQL
  • Ability to customize update commands by attaching external components to TIBCUpdateSQL objects
  • Deferred detail DataSet refresh in master/detail relationships
  • MIDAS technology support
  • IBCDataAdapter component for WinForms and ASP.NET applications

Data exchange

  • Transferring data between all types of TDataSet descendants with TCRBatchMove component
  • Data export and import to/from XML (ADO format)
  • Ability to synchronize positions in different DataSets

Script execution

  • Advanced script execution features with TIBCScript component
  • Support for executing individual statements in scripts
  • Support for executing huge scripts stored in files with dynamic loading
  • Ability to use standard ISQL syntax in scripts

SQL execution monitoring

  • Extended SQL tracing capabilities provided by TIBCSQLMonitor component and dbMonitor application
  • Borland SQL Monitor support
  • Ability to send messages to dbMonitor from any point in your program

Visual extensions

  • Includes source code of enhanced TCRDBGrid data-aware grid control
  • Customizable connection dialog

Design-time enhancements

  • DataSet Manager tool to control DataSet instances in the project
  • Advanced design-time component and property editors
  • Automatic design-time component linking
  • Easy migration from BDE, IBX and FibPlus components with Migration Wizard
  • More convenient data source setup with the TIBCDataSource component
  • Syntax highlighting in design-time editors


  • Code documentation and guides in the CHM, PDF, and HXS formats
  • Many helpful demo projects

Licensing and support

  • Included annual IBDAC Subscription with Priority Support
  • Licensed royalty-free per developer, per team, or per site