InterBase Quick Start: Part II - Data Definition Files

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Since you have already created several domains, you can use an SQL script – also called a data definition file – to create the rest of the domains. A data definition file is a text file that contains SQL statements. It can be executed in IBConsole and is typically created with a text editor such as Notepad.

It is often convenient to create a data definition file rather than typing each statement directly into IBConsole, because the text editor provides you with an editing environment and the script provides a reusable record of what was entered. In practice, most data definition is accomplished using data definition files.

The SQL scripts are text files that you can modify in any text editor. If you use an application that saves by default in a proprietary format, be sure to save the files as text.

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