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01/29/2008
SQL Manager 2008 for InterBase/Firebird released

We are pleased to announce SQL Manager 2008 for InterBase/Firebird - the new major version of the powerful InterBase/Firebird administration and development tool!

You can download SQL Manager 2008 for InterBase/Firebird at: http://www.sqlmanager.net/products/ibfb/manager/download

You can purchase SQL Manager 2008 for InterBase/Firebird at: http://www.sqlmanager.net/products/ibfb/manager/buy

If you are a registered user of SQL Manager for InterBase/Firebird and you didn't receive the notification letter with upgrade instruction, please contact our Sales Department at: sales@sqlmanager.net

Upgrade to SQL Manager 2008 for InterBase/Firebird

The upgrade fee will normally be 50% of the standard product price.

All customers who purchased SQL Manager for InterBase/Firebird within 60 days of the major upgrade release are eligible for a free major upgrade. However, there is a small fee for processing the upgrade request and generating a new registration key.

We would like to bring it to your attention that starting from this version, EMS SQL Manager 2008 for InterBase/Firebird is sold with Maintenance under EMS Software Maintenance Program (read full information on Maintenance at our Maintenance FAQ). One year of Maintenance is already included in EMS SQL Manager 2008 for InterBase/Firebird for free!

What's new in SQL Manager 2008 for InterBase/Firebird?

  1. Full InterBase 2007 and Firebird 2.1 support, including DB triggers, journaling and incremental backup.
  2. Support of UTF8 data in SQL Editor, Query Builder, Grid View, Data Export/Import Wizard.
  3. Now you can continue working with SQL Manager while a query is being executed in SQL Editor or Query Builder or while table or view data are being loaded to the editor. A query taking too long to execute can be aborted.
  4. All Wizards, including Data Export/Import, DB Extract and Services wizard can now be run in the background mode, so that you could continue working with the program.
  5. New improved SQL Editor of the Visual Studio 2005 kind with Code Folding function and UNICODE support.
  6. Improved Data Import Wizard now allows importing data up to 10 times faster. New import formats have been added: HTML, XML Document, Open Document Format (OpenOffice), Open XML Format (MS Word 2007, MS Excel 2007).
  7. Improved Data Export Wizard now works faster. New export formats have been added: XML Document, Open Document Format (OpenOffice), Open XML Format (MS Word 2007, MS Excel 2007).
  8. Improved Extract DB Wizard works faster; now it also considers all object dependencies and allows defining the server version to generate the script for.
  9. Common SQL commands can now be generated from DB Explorer (Script to SQL Editor, Script to Clipboard). Now you can easily generate such SQL commands as CREATE, ALTER, DROP, SELECT etc. for each database object.
  10. Now you can save your queries in the Favourite Queries folders in DB Explorer; these queries сan be stored either locally in the registry (nobody but you will have access to them) or in a special database table (then all or some of your db users will have access to it).
  11. Improved Visual database designer, new objects like comments and virtual relationship added. Now it is possible to include Procedures, Functions and Views in the diagram. One can choose whether only object names or also fields and parameters should be displayed.
  12. Dependency tree tool can now be run in the background mode, so that you could continue working with the program.
  13. Viewing database statistics ability extended. Now you can analyze temporary system tables (must be supported by server).
  14. Grid View improved. Now the data of a sublevel of the Master or Detail table linked with the current table by a foreign key can be displayed automatically.
  15. The ability to switch between the visual and non-visual modes in trigger, view and procedure editor is implemented.
  16. External plugin interface is restored.
  17. Firebird database alias file support implemented.
  18. Improved Procedure debugger with the Call Stack feature implemented. Now you can navigate your embedded calls of stored procedures easily.
  19. Improved Table Editor. Now like in other object editors the scripts that are connected with the changes made at the Editor window are accumulated and can then be executed at a time during compilation. A user can also select the scripts to be executed.
  20. The options were added that allow the relevant services stop, start and open a database automatically.
  21. The ‘Find option’ function is added to SQL Manager settings form as well as to the database and host registration info forms.
  22. The ‘Recompute All’ service has been added which allows rebuild all database indices (or just selected ones) or recalculate their statistics.
  23. The search for an object in DB Explorer is enhanced. Now you can perform incremental search by names as well as define the search area.
  24. For users’ convenience the Windows List function is implemented as a separate DB Explorer tab with the search ability.
  25. In DB Explorer hosts are now named in accordance with the selected connection type (SSH tunneling or direct connection).
  26. SQL Script. Ability to execute selected statements and statements under cursor added.
  27. Improved report building system.
  28. Lots of other improvements and bug-fixes.

Hope you will enjoy working with our software.

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