ODBC Driver for InterBase

Connection Options

InterBase Connection Options

The following table describes the options that you can include in the connection string for InterBase:

Option Description

Charset

Used to set the character set that ODBC driver for InterBase uses to read and write character data.

ClientLibrary

Used to specify the path to the Firebird client library. E.g., C:\Windows\System32\fbclient.dll

Database

The full path to the database to connect to.

Password

Used to supply a password for login.

Port

Used to specify the port number for the connection. 3050 by default.

Protocol

Used to specify the Network protocol for connection with Firebird server.

TCP

Uses TCP/IP to connect to the server.

NetBEUI

Uses NetBEUI named pipe for connection

SPX

Uses the SPX protocol for connection

Role

Used to specify the user role for connection to InterBase. More details about InterBase roles are available at https://www.ibphoenix.com/resources/documents/general/doc_59

Server

Serves to supply the server name for login.

Username

Used to supply a user name for login.

UseUnicode

Used to enable or disable Unicode support.

Advanced Settings

Option Description

Empty strings as NULL

To retrieve metadata, not all parameters according to MSDN can accept a null value. If NULL, the driver should return an error. But some 3rd-party tools pass NULL to the parameters.

These options should be enabled for compatibility with such tools.

Allow NULL strings

RegionalNumberSettings

Enables using local regional settings when converting numbers to string.

RegionalDateTimeSettings

Enables using local regional settings when converting dates and times to string.

Example Connection String

Data Source=127.0.0.1;User ID=sysdba;Password=masterkey;Client Library=fbclient.dll;Database=c:\fbd.fdb
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