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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What a good job you did! Keep coding great pieces of fast and efficient software:) We started using FIBPlus back in 2001. Since then, every project we offer uses FIBPlus to connect to FirebirdSQL. You library has always been stable, flexible and rocket fast ! Our major project, an helpdesk/data mining application, concurrently used daily by more that a hundred technicians and analysts, uses FIBPlus. Now that FirebirdSQL 2.0 is available, we have been able to upgrade our application quickly and painlessly - that's another reason you can be proud of your work ! >>

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