Firebird database files usually have .fdb extension. In Reportizer Opening Data Source dialog, there are several ways to open them:
1. Opening through FD interface. Select FD interface, click Firebird, then fill all needed database parameters. Consult with your database administrator on how to choose correct parameters.
Example of configuring a database connection:
(colored are required parameters)
|Vendor library||C:\Program Files (x86)\Firebird\Firebird_2_5\bin\fbclient.dll|
|SQL command separator||^|
2. Opening through Interbase interface. Select Interbase interface and fill all needed database parameters.
3. Opening through connection string. Select ADO interface, then choose Connection string option and write a connection string. This way is very flexible and allows to specify many additional parameters in the connection string and override standard Reportizer connection behavior. It is recommended for advanced users. Here are basic connection strings (more examples and details can be found in the Internet):
DRIVER=Firebird/InterBase(r) driver;Uid=myUsername;Pwd=myPassword;DBNAME=C:\MyData\My_db.fdb; (IBPhoenix Open Source ODBC Driver must be installed)
4. Opening through ODBC DSN. Select ADO or BDE interface, then choose ODBC data source option and then select the needed ODBC DSN from the drop-down list. But first, you should create an ODBC DSN of the corresponding type using Windows administrative tools, and point it to the database.
5. Opening through BDE alias. Select BDE interface, then choose Alias option and then select the needed alias from the drop-down list. But first, you should create the alias of type INTRBASE using BDE Administrator tool and point it to the database file.
6. Opening by specifying file name. Select ADO or BDE interface, then choose File option and then specify the file name.