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Thread: FIBPlus to FireDAC migration


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Dirk Illenberger

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  Posted: Dec 27, 2014 8:32 AM
Hi there!

Recently I found out that the FIBPlus (Firebird data access) components of Devrace are not being developed anymore. Therefore I have to migrate a big application from FIBPlus to FireDAC. Therefore my question: is there any automatic, semi-automatic migration tool that helps convert from FIBPlus to FireDAC? I need to convert VCL forms with FIBPlus components and non-visual Delphi units.

Any help is very much appreciated.

Regards,
Dirk.
Dmitry Arefiev

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  Posted: Dec 29, 2014 3:55 AM   in response to: Dirk Illenberger in response to: Dirk Illenberger
Therefore my question: is there any automatic, semi-automatic migration tool that helps convert from FIBPlus to FireDAC?

Embarcadero does not provide a ready to use solution. But you can use
reFind utility and create a FIBPlus -> FireDAC migration script on your own:
http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE7/en/BDE_Application_Migration_(FireDAC)

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Dirk Illenberger

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  Posted: Jan 5, 2015 1:13 PM   in response to: Dmitry Arefiev in response to: Dmitry Arefiev
Hi Dmitry,

thank you very much for your answer. It helps a little bit, but I fear that there is a lot that can't be done with reFind in order to migrate to FireDAC.

Regards,
Dirk.
Dmitry Arefiev

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  Posted: Jan 6, 2015 12:10 AM   in response to: Dirk Illenberger in response to: Dirk Illenberger
It helps a little bit, but I fear that there is a lot that can't be done with reFind in order to migrate to FireDAC.

Well ... the full approach should be:
- create your own component set inheriting them from FireDAC components;
- add API's to these components, which will provide FIBPlus / FireDAC compatibility;
- use reFind to replace FIBPlus components and API's with new ones.

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Moegamat Alexan...

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  Posted: Mar 9, 2017 11:56 AM   in response to: Dirk Illenberger in response to: Dirk Illenberger
Dirk Illenberger wrote:
Hi Dmitry,

thank you very much for your answer. It helps a little bit, but I fear that there is a lot that can't be done with reFind in order to migrate to FireDAC.

Regards,
Dirk.

Any luck on this Dirk
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