Firebird FAQs

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Here we have attempted to list some of the more frequently asked questions regarding Firebird error messages which appear in IBExpert. Should you not be able to find a solution to your problem under the links provided here or elsewhere within the IBExpert documentation, please use our Firebird Experts forum at https://ibexpert.com/forum/ or send an email to register@ibexpert.biz.

Wrong or obsolete version

 

The incorrect ODS version has been specified for the Firebird version in use. On disc structure 11.2 is always for Firebird 2.5 and ODS version 12 is Firebird 3.0, ODS version 13 for Firebird 4.

Solutions:

  1. Delete the database file and recreate it again with the same DLL.
  2. use the 32-bit fbclient.dll from the Firebird 3 subdirectory.

Refer to ODS version for a list of all ODS versions for both Firebird and InterBase.


firebird.msg not found

 
can't format message 13:896 -- message file C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\firebird.msg not found. Dynamic SQL Error. SQL error code = -104. Token unknown - line 32, column 7.

This message appears when ...

Solution:

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Error loading PlugIn Engine 12

 

This error suggests that either your installation is corrupt, or the user running the Firebird service has insufficient access rights on the install folder to read /load plugins/Engine12.dll. ... [???]

Solution:

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Client library is missing or invalid

This is actually an IBExpert errror message. As IBExpert is still currently a 32-bit application, it requires a 32-bit client dll. If you try to register a 64-bit Firebird (with the standard 64-bit fbclient.dll) in IBExpert you will get an error message informing you that the fbclient.dll is missing or invalid.

Solutions:

  1. Specify the 32 bit fbclient.dll from the corresponding Firebird version in the IBExpert Registration Info.
  2. When specifying the IBExpert User Database, you can specify the fbembed.dll, situated in the C:\Program Files (x86)\HK-Software\IBExpert\IBEUDB subdirectory.

Your user name and password are not defined

 

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Solution:

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Error occurred during login, please check server firebird.log for details

 

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'00-2' is not a valid integer value

 

This message may arise following a reinstallation of the IBExpert software. Delete all files in \HK-Software\IBExpert\. Then reinstall IBExpert and you should have no further problems.


 

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