Connecting with Firebird PDO

In Scriptcase, we have the following drivers available for Firebird connections: Firebird PDO. If you are using your own pre-configured environment, the Firebird extensions must be enabled manually in PHP.


If you are using a manual installation on Windows, you will need to enable the Firebird extensions in the php.ini file. See below for how to do this.

1 - In the php.ini file located under C:\php, uncomment the line for the Firebird extension pdo_firebird by removing the ; from the start of the line. See the example below:

Enabling Firebird Extensions

2 - Restart the Apache service using the Task Manager.

  • Open Task Manager and click on the Services tab.

  • Look for the Apache2.4 or ApacheScriptcase9php81 service and right click on this service, then Restart.

Restart Apache

Creating a connection in Scriptcase

Here’s how to create a connection in your Scriptcase project using the Firebird database.

1 - Access any project from your Scriptcase.

2 - Click on the New connection icon to create a connection.

Creating a new connection

or go to the Database > New Connection menu.

Creating a new connection

After that a new page will appear with all the database connections.

3 - Select the Firebird connection.

Database connection selection


Enter the parameters for connecting to your Firebird database as follows:

Database Connection

  • Connection Name: Set the name of your new connection. By default, Scriptcase adds the prefix conn along with the database name.

  • DBMS Driver: Select the Firebird Driver used to connect. In this example we use the Firebird PDO Driver.

  • Server/Host (Name or IP): Enter the IP or domain of the server where the database is installed.
    • Ex: or
  • Port: Enter the numeric port for your database server.
    • Ex: 3050
  • Database Name: Enter the database created for use by the entered user.

  • Username: Enter the user to authenticate the connection to your Firebird database.

  • Password: Enter the password to complete the authentication process.

  • Test Connection: Click this button to get a response from Scriptcase request to know if the entered parameters are correct.

Testing the database connection


By accessing this tab, you can configure which items from the Database will be displayed in the connection, depending on the owner or not.

Filtering the database connection


Allows the Firebird connection to see tables, views, system tables and procedures depending on the items selected by the user. By default, the items Tables and Views are already selected by Scriptcase.

  • Tables: By selecting this option, the tables in your database will be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

  • Views: Selecting this option will display your database views.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

  • System tables: By selecting this option, the system tables of your database will be displayed.

  • Procedures: When you select this option, the procedures from your database will be displayed.


Allows you to define which tables and owners are displayed.

  • Tables: You can define in this option which tables are displayed. The setting can contain a PREFIX% or name of the tables to be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase leaves this option empty.
    • Ex:

    Example of prefix usage

  • Owner: Inform the user who sees the inserted tables for display.
    • User must be in capital letters, as in the example above.

  • Show: Choose whether tables are displayed for the owner entered.

NOTE: By using table filtering, you eliminate unnecessary tables for your project and improve the performance of your database connection.


In this tab, you have access to connection-specific settings. Changes made in this section impact the data display and performance of the application.

Advanced database connection configuration

  • client_encoding: Select the encoding used in your database. In the example above, we used client_encoding UTF-8.

  • Decimal Separator: Select the separator type for decimal records, between comma and period.
    • By default, period . is selected as the separator.

  • Persistent connection: Set whether connections will be closed after your scripts run in Scriptcase applications.
    • By default, Scriptcase disables this option.

  • Use schema before table name: Set whether the database schema is displayed before table names.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

    • Ex:

    Exemplo de utilização do esquema

Doubts or Connection Problems?

Contact our Support Team in case of connection problems or questions regarding this database.