About InterBase Data Access Components (IBDAC)

Easily access InterBase, Firebird and Yaffil databases.

InterBase Data Access Components (IBDAC) is a library of components that provides access to InterBase, Firebird and Yaffil database servers. It uses the InterBase client directly to connect to the server and is designed to help programmers develop faster and cleaner InterBase database applications. InterBase Data Access Components (IBDAC) is a complete replacement for standard InterBase connectivity solutions.

InterBase Data Access Components (IBDAC) features

General usability

  • Direct access to server data. Does not require installation of other data provider layers (such as BDE and ODBC)
  • Interface compatible with standard data access methods, such as BDE and ADO
  • VCL, VCL for .NET, and CLX versions of library available
  • Separated run-time and GUI specific parts allow you to create pure console applications such as CGI
  • Unicode and national charset support

Network and connectivity

  • Disconnected Model with automatic connection control for working with data offline
  • Local Failover for detecting connection loss and implicitly reexecuting certain operations


  • Full support of the latest versions of InterBase, Firebird and Yaffil database servers
  • Support for all InterBase data types
  • Compatible with all IDE versions starting with Delphi 5, C++Builder 5, and Kylix 2, except Delphi 8, and with Free Pascal [New]
  • Includes provider for UniDAC Standard Edition [New]
  • Wide reporting component support, including support for InfoPower, ReportBuilder, FastReport
  • Support of all standard and third-party visual data-aware controls
  • Allows you to use Professional Edition of Delphi and C++Builder to develop client/server applications

InterBase technology support

  • InterBase event support
  • Comprehensive array data type support
  • Advanced BLOB support
  • Streaming (non-caching) BLOB access support
  • Advanced generator support
  • Advanced support for the character set OCTETS
  • Support for the Firebird 2 EXECUTE BLOCK syntax
  • Support for the Firebird 2 RETURNING clause
  • Advanced locking for Firebird 2
  • Automatic updates by DB_KEY unique field for Firebird 2
  • Default value support for stored procedures


  • High overall performance
  • Fast controlled fetch of large data blocks
  • Optimized string data storing
  • Advanced connection pooling
  • High performance of applying cached updates with batches
  • Caching of calculated and lookup fields
  • Fast Locate in a sorted DataSet
  • Preparing of user-defined update statements

Local data storage operations

  • Database-independent data storage with TVirtualTable component
  • CachedUpdates operation mode
  • Local sorting and filtering, including by calculated and lookup fields
  • Local master/detail relationship
  • Master/detail relationship in CachedUpdates mode

Data access and data management automation

  • Automatic data updating with TIBCQuery and TIBCTable components
  • Automatic record refreshing and locking
  • Automatic query preparing
  • Support for ftWideMemo field type in Delphi 2006 and higher

Extended data access functionality

  • Separate component for executing SQL statements
  • Simplified access to table data with TIBCTable component
  • Ability to retrieve metadata information with TIBCMetaData component [New]
  • BLOB compression support
  • Support for using macros in SQL
  • Ability to customize update commands by attaching external components to TIBCUpdateSQL objects
  • Deferred detail DataSet refresh in master/detail relationships
  • MIDAS technology support
  • IBCDataAdapter component for WinForms and ASP.NET applications

Data exchange

  • Transferring data between all types of TDataSet descendants with TCRBatchMove component
  • Data export and import to/from XML (ADO format)
  • Ability to synchronize positions in different DataSets

Script execution

  • Advanced script execution features with TIBCScript component
  • Support for executing individual statements in scripts
  • Support for executing huge scripts stored in files with dynamic loading
  • Ability to use standard ISQL syntax in scripts

SQL execution monitoring

  • Extended SQL tracing capabilities provided by TIBCSQLMonitor component and DBMonitor application
  • Borland SQL Monitor support
  • Ability to send messages to DBMonitor from any point in your program

Visual extensions

  • Includes source code of enhanced TCRDBGrid data-aware grid control
  • Customizable connection dialog

Design-time enhancements

  • DataSet Manager tool to control DataSet instances in the project
  • Advanced design-time component and property editors
  • Automatic design-time component linking
  • Easy migration from BDE and IBX with Migration Wizard
  • More convenient data source setup with the TIBCDataSource component
  • Syntax highlighting in design-time editors

Product clarity

  • Complete documentation sets
  • Printable documentation in PDF format
  • A large amount of helpful demo projects

Standard Edition includes:

  • Base Components - (TIBCConnection, TIBCTransaction, TIBCQuery, TIBCSQL, TIBCTable, TIBCStoredProc, TIBCUpdateSQL, TIBCDataSource, TIBCScript, TIBCSQLMonitor, TIBCConnectDialog, TVirtualTable, IBCDataAdapter, CRDBGrid)
  • Design-time features, including component editors and property editors
  • Migration Wizard

Professional Edition additionally includes:

  • Additional Components (TIBCLoader, TIBCAlerter, TIBCMetaData, TIBCServerProperties, TIBCConfigService, TIBCLicensingService, TIBCLogService, TIBCStatisticalService, TIBCBackupService, TIBCRestoreService, TIBCValidationService, TIBCSecurityService,  TCRBatchMove)
  • DataSet Manager
  • FreePascal