IBX.AdminTool Sample

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This sample shows you how to administer InterBase using InterBase components. It requires InterBase to be installed on the machine or to connect to a remote server. Make sure that the server is running before you run the example.


You can find the AdminTool project at:

  • Start | Programs | Embarcadero RAD Studio Alexandria | Samples and then navigate to either:
    • Object Pascal\DataBase\IBX\Admin
    • CPP\Database\IBX\Admin
  • Subversion Repository:
    • You can find Delphi and C++ code samples in GitHub Repositories. Search by name into the samples repositories according to your RAD Studio version.


This sample consists of a TPageControl used to create multiple TTabSheets to organize different actions over an InterBase Server and database.

There are several tabs:

  • Users: it shows user accounts from the InterBase server. You can also add new users, edit users, and delete users.
  • Backup: it backs up a database selecting the input and output file. It allows you to configure many options for the backup.
  • Restore: it allows you to restore a database from a backup. You can configure many restore options.
  • Validate: it checks the integrity of a database file.
  • Certificates: it allows you to manage the certificates of your InterBase server. You can add and remove certificates from here.
  • Statistics: it shows the statistics of the selected database. You can show the data in different ways.
  • Properties: it allows you to change some properties of the database.
  • Log: It shows the server's log.
  • Aliases: It allows you to manage the database aliases.

How to Use the Sample

  1. Navigate to the location given above and open:
    • Delphi: AdminTool.dproj
    • C++: AdminTool.cbproj
  2. Press F9 or choose Run > Run.
  3. Click Login in the menu bar to connect to the server.
Note: You can use the user = sysdba and password = masterkey.


This sample uses many InterBase components to give the functionality to the different tabs:

  • Users: It uses the TIBSecurityService to manage user accounts: add, edit, and delete users.
  • Backup: It uses the TIBBackupService to allow you to back up your database. It uses the Backup options defined in the TStringGrid to configure the backup.
  • Restore: It uses the TIBRestoreService to restore a selected database. It uses a TOpenDialog to select the path or alias of the database. You can select the options from the TStringGrid.
  • Validate: It uses TIBValidationService to validate the integrity of the database with the parameters from the TStringGrid.
  • Certificates: It uses TIBLicensingService to configure the licensing parameters. You can add and remove Certificates.
  • Statistics: It uses TIBStatisticalService to show database statistics.
  • Properties: It uses TIBDatabase and TIBConfigService to show information of the selected database.
  • Log: It uses TIBLogService to return the contents of the interbase.log file from the server.
  • Aliases: It uses TIBServerProperties to return information about the database server. In this case it returns the aliases.


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