Creating a Database Connection (InterBase Tutorial)
In this example, an InterBase database is used, but you could use any database available to you. You need to meet the requirements for your particular database. For instance, to use InterBase, you must have its server running and the DLL for the database must be in the system path. The Interbase database used here and in other examples, named Employee, is installed with RAD Studio.
In the Data Explorer, right-click the INTERBASE item:
Then click Add New Connection, and the Add New Connection dialog is displayed:
Enter a connection name and click OK.
Open the INTERBASE item in Data Explorer.
Right-click the new connection item you added, and then click Modify Connection:
The Modify Connection dialog is displayed:
Enter a database name, a user name and a password and click Test Connection.
You should get a message dialog informing you the connection succeeded. Click OK.
The Data Explorer should now look like this, displaying information about the database: