ODBC Driver for Firebird works under control of an ODBC driver manager. ODBC driver manager is not distributed along with our driver and must be installed separately.
ODBC Driver for Firebird is compatible with 2 ODBC driver managers:
In case when using other ODBC driver managers, ODBC Driver for Firebird will be installed, but it will require manual modification of configuration files of these managers.
To install the driver, you should download the archive containing installation files, unpack and run installation with root privileges. See the detailed description of these steps below:
tar -xf devartodbcfirebird-linux.tar
To add/update the firebird.lic file to an already installed driver, you need to create/replace this file in the directory with the installed driver, and save the new activation key to it.
Driver is installed successfully.
After the driver is installed, two DSNs with the names DEVART_FIREBIRD_X64 and DEVART_FIREBIRD_X86 are created. You can use them to test connection with FIREBIRD server, we will use DEVART_FIREBIRD_X86 as an example. Now perform the following steps:
User ID=<your Firebird User Name> Password=<your Firebird password> Server=<your Firebird server address> Port=<your Firebird Port> Database=<your Firebird database name> Client Library=<path to the used Firebird client library>
isql -v DEVART_FIREBIRD_X86