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Hi, I'm David Intersimone "David I", Borland's Vice President of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist. Welcome to the Borland Developer Network (BDN).

Borland is celebrating its 20th year in business. Throughout the year we'll be celebrating that, at Borland, "Excellence Endures". InterBase is a product that embodies this idea. It's innovative technology, rock solid reliability, and high performance has earned it a rabid following of developers and users around the world.

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24 Jul 2000 "arithmatic exception, numeric overflow or string truncation" with UDFs in version 5.5
The way of handling terminator is changed from version 5.1 to version 5.5.
Borland Staff FAQ
31 Mar 2003 "Cannot transliterate" error
A possible reason for getting a "Cannot transliterate character between character sets"
Ben Matterson FAQ
24 Jul 2000 "Can't format message 19:33 - message file c:\interbas\interbase.msg not found"
Remove the INTERBASE environment variable and re-install the product.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 "Can't load library can't open file" starting isql in IB 5.11 on Redhat 5.0 Linux
The error is due to Redhat 5.0 not having this library.
Borland Staff FAQ
8 Feb 2002 "Can't load library can't open file" When starting InterBase on Red Hat
The error is due to Redhat 7.0, 7.1, or 7.2 not having this library
Gabe Goldfield FAQ
24 Jul 2000 "Decompression overran buffer (179)" error when connecting to database
Backup was created via file copy instead of transportable backup format
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Feb 2005 "Unexpect output buffer value" error when fetching user list using IBConsole
A security database with many user will generate this error
Quinn Wildman FAQ
24 Jul 2000 ** QLI error: expected left parenthesis, encountered "file" **
QLI doesn't support the EXTERNAL FILE option of the CREATE TABLE statement.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 ***ERROR*** /usr/interbase existing on the system. Aborting Install
Previous install of older version found in install directory. This error message occurs during installation when the directory /usr/interbase is detected and it is determined that the /usr/interbase does not belong to InterBase 5.5.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 [interclient] Bug detected. Refer to bug code 10019.
InterClient issues this bug code when it detects that the transaction state<br>f InterServer disagrees with the transaction state of InterClient.
Borland Staff FAQ
26 Sep 2012 10 Tips to Minimize Database Cost of Ownership by choosing InterBase
Article on InterBase from the TechXtend October 2012 Newsletter
Tim DelChiaro Article
20 Sep 2012 10,000 Developers Flock to Embarcadero RAD Studio World Tour on Windows 8, OS X and HTML5 Development
Software Developers Praise Tools for Easy Windows, Mac and Mobile Deployment
Tim DelChiaro Press Release
24 Jul 2000 16 bit ODBC driver won't handle column or table aliases
Customer needs to have ODBC connectivity to access an InterBase database with 16 bit Crystal Reports.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 16-bit Local InterBase Deployment
The 16-bit local InterBase deployment includes installation of 16-bit local InterBase<BR>and BDE. See Readdk.txt for more details.
Borland Staff FAQ
8 Aug 2006 2006 US Developer Conference - Vote for Your Top10 Favorite Sessions
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to vote for your top 10 favorite sessions proposed for this year's Developer Conference. Polls close August 21.
Christine Ellis Article
21 Jul 1999 30 Days from Paradox to InterBase
This article reviews the problems, the band-aids, the solutions, and the successes encountered during a large database migration from Paradox to InterBase
Skip Rowland White Paper
24 Jul 2000 32 Bit SPX Connections require InterBase 4.2 on Netware and 5.1 client
32 Bit SPX protocol is not supported by InterBase before InterBase 4.2 on<BR>Netware with the InterBase 5.1 client.
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 5.x and 6.0 client interoperability
Options for connection 5.x and 6.0 to each other
Borland Staff FAQ
24 Jul 2000 A Listing of Interbase-specific, and ANSI 92 SQL Standard Arithmetic Operators
A chart that lists the operators supported in InterBase and their order of precedence:
Borland Staff FAQ
14 Jan 2001 A little history on the Interbase security hole
Charlie Caro, of Interbase R&D, provides some background information on the Interbase Security Hole that Borland has patched. Jim Starkey also has a reply.
John Kaster Article

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