Question: I am considering switching from IBX to FIBplus. What would it take to do that? I am a bit worried about the amount of adjustments to my programms.

Answer: Surely it's a good idea to switch to FIBPlus :))  Please, see the attached script to the file GReplace, it will help you
at the first stage. You just open this script in GReplace. This script will help to replace some components. After that you manually do the rest of the operations, but it is rather simple.

There a solution of this problem (see below). The instruction is almost finished, here is the draft of it.

You should download the program GReplace, and use the script to this program. This script will help you at the first stage. You just open this script in GReplace and it will replace IBX components by their FIBPlus analogues in your projects. After that you manually do the rest of the operations, but it is rather simple. We can also add the following comment from the newsgroup from our customer:

"I suggest to add a Field conversion. All rigth except:

  1. The TLargeintField is needes to be converted to TFIBBCDField.
  2. If we use the default conversion from TIBQuery to TpFIBDataset we will lost the SQL property. I change that.
  3. We lost the generators so, GeneratorField.Field must be now AutoUpdateOptions.KeyFields
    and GeneratorField.Generator must be now AutoUpdateOptions.GeneratorName.
  4. And last, DatabaseName will be DBName.

So. I modify the conversion script and attached if somebody need it. The trouble is it also modifies the .pas files putting a invalid string there. Well, you will need to delelete it manually I suppose, like I do it."

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FIBPlus has taken the headache out of this project. When I got the current contract, FIBPlus was included on the work computer from the client. I quickly found it easier to use and more powerful than any other Firebird component suite I had tested. When I ran into a problem setting up a persistent calculated field, the tech support people saved the day. I would also add that I tested Zeos, IBX, DBGo, UIB, and other FBconnectors.  FIBPlus outperformed all of them, and FIBPlus was run on an older machine than the others were.  That was most impressive.


Frank Luke, Big Creek software, LLC
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