ODBC Driver for Firebird



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:

  1. Download the archive from Devart website. By default, the archive will be downloaded into the ~/Downloads folder (or the selected one);
  2. Run the 'Terminal' program;
  3. Navigate to the 'Downloads' folder:

    cd /Users/test/Downloads

  4. Unpack devartodbcfirebird-osx.tar:
    tar -xf devartodbcfirebird-osx.tar

  5. Execute the install.sh script with root user privileges and specify the password:
    sudo ./install.sh

  6. Read the EULA carefully.

  7. Agree to the license agreement:

  8. Select the installation folder for ODBC Driver for Firebird (or accept the suggested path):

  9. Select the used ODBC driver manager (iODBC by default):

  10. Specify the path (or remain the default: /Library/ODBC) to odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files.

  11. If you have an activation key, you should create a file, for example with the "firebird.lic" name on your computer and paste the activation key into it. Then, specify the path to it in order to activate the product.

    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_x64 as a sample. Now perform the following steps:

  1. Open the odbc.ini file, the location of which was indicated during the installation. Find the DEVART_FIREBIRD_x64 section and specify the required connection settings:
    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>
  2. Run the iODBC Test Command utility and test connection using the following command:

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