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Connecting with Firebird PDO

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

Prerequisites

If you are using a manual installation on Linux, you will need to install the Firebird php extension. See below for how to do this.

1 - Log into your Linux terminal and type this line below according to your operating system to install the Firebird PDO driver.

Ubuntu CentOS
sudo apt-get install php7.3-interbase sudo yum install php-interbase

2 - Check that the Firebird driver is enabled in your Scriptcase diagnostics. Here is how to locate your diagnostics and verify that the driver is enabled.

  • By accessing the top menu Help > Diagnostics, you can find it easily through the interface.

Diagnostic Access - Help Menu

  • Or, by accessing your Scriptcase installation path:

127.0.0.1/scriptcase/diagnosis.php or domain.com/scriptcase/diagnosis.php

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

Connection

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: serverdomain.com or 192.168.254.170.
  • 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

Filter

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

Show


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.

Searches


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.

Advanced

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.