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Please read this page attentively if you have questions about Data Export for Interbase/Firebird.

 

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Q: What is EMS Data Export for Interbase/Firebird?

A: EMS Data Export for Interbase/Firebird is a powerful program to export your data quickly from Interbase/Firebird databases to any of 20 available formats, including MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word (RTF), HTML, XML, PDF, TXT, CSV, DBF and others. Data Export for Interbase/Firebird includes a wizard which allows you to set export options for each table visually (destination file name, exported fields, data formats, and much more) and a command-line utility to export data from tables and queries in one-touch.

 

 

Q: What do I need to start working with EMS Data Export for Interbase/Firebird?

A: First of all, you must have a possibility to connect to some local or remote Interbase/Firebird server to work with Data Export. You can download Interbase/Firebird database server from http://www.codegear.com/interbase (the latest commercial version of InterBase server) or Firebird client and server from http://www.firebirdsql.org. Besides, you need your workstation to satisfy the system requirements for Data Export for Interbase/Firebird.

 

 

Q: What is the difference between the Export feature of SQL Manager for Interbase/Firebird and the Data Export for Interbase/Firebird standalone utility?

A: First of all, Data Export for Interbase/Firebird works faster as it is a considerably lighter application. Besides, it provides additional features for query building, namely:

  • export data from several tables simultaneously;
  • export data from tables and queries selected from different databases;
  • the command-line version of the utility to export data using the configuration (template) file with all export settings.

 

Q: Are there any limitations implied in the trial version as compared with the full one?

A: Actually the trial version of the utility only allows you to export 20% of records at a time. In spite of this limitation, you can test all the features implemented in Data Export for Interbase/Firebird within the 30-day trial period.

 

 

Q: What is the easiest way to configure the template files for the Data Export console application?

A: You can configure the template files for each table visually using the Data Export Wizard application. Set the required export options and select the Tools | Save Template menu item on Step 8 or Step 9 of the wizard. All the options will be saved to the template file which can be used by the console application.

 

 

Q: I work behind a firewall (router). Can EMS Data Export connect to a remote Interbase/Firebird server?

A: If due to the security policy accepted in your corporate network or by your host provider you cannot connect to your PostgreSQL server directly through TCP/IP (for example a firewall prevents this), you can use SSH or HTTP tunneling feature of SQL Manager to fulfill your task.

 

Q: Why cannot I connect to the local InterBase/Firebird server?

A: There are several reasons why you cannot connect to the local database. If during connection you get the error "Connection failed. Server is stopped or unproper client library is used to establish connection to the server. SQLCode: -904 IB Error Number: 335544375", then you should check if the port or service used for server connection is set correctly and if a local server is running. To check if the service is launched, open Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services and find service InterBase Guardian (if you use InterBase) or Firebird Guardian (if you use Firebird). In case you find it, run it with the Start button or use Start item in the context menu. If you cannot launch this service, then probably your server is installed incorrectly and you need to reinstall it. Another possible reason for this error is that the client library version does not coincide with the server version. If you get the error like “Your user name and password are not defined. Ask your database administrator to set up a Firebird login. SQL Code: -902 IB Error Number: 335544472" then the reason for this is that the registration data you enter are absent in your server security database. You should register the user with the proper login and password on your server.

 

Q: Why cannot I connect to a remote InterBase/Firebird server?

A: There could be several possible reasons that prevent you from successful connection to remote database. If the error message says "Connection failed. Server is stopped or unproper client library is used to establish connection to the server. SQLCode: -904 IB Error Number: 335544375" then probably you should check the correctness of port and host name you've entered and also if the remote server is run. It often happens that the port through which the connection is set with InterBase/Firebird server (normally, it's 3050) is closed for the security reasons by local firewall, corporate firewall or remote server firewall. Please check this with your system administrator or ISP. In order to avoid this limitation you can use SSH tunnel (50, 55).

 

If the error message says "Your user name and password are not defined. Ask your database administrator to set up a Firebird login. SQL Code: -902 IB Error Number: 335544472", then the reason is that the user doesn't have permission to access the database. You should register the user with the proper login and password on your server.

 

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