1- IBEasy+ design and development: Marc Grange
The first version of the software dates back to 2002. Different versions were then put online from 2002 to 2013 to end with version 1.5.4. A major update, version 2.0, was made in 2021. The software has been completely revised and fixed. Change compiler from Delphi 7 to Delphi 10.3 and rewrite a number of modules. All versions, starting with 2.0, support Firebird 3 and 4. The current one is 3.0, September 2023.
Description of the software
IBEasy+ is free of charge and suitable for both beginners and specialists. It facilitates the design and use of relational databases. The program contains:
- An integrated help module for database design which covers all the steps needed to build an "optimal" database.
- Analysis of the documents.
- Data dictionary construction with help (semantic analysis) to determine the semantic attachment category for each field in the document.
- Relationships between categories.
- Creation of the data diagram and generation of related tables.
- A visual database design module allowing to:
-Visualize and update the diagram of an existing database. You can view the structure of the different tables and the referential integrity constraints that link them.
-Visually build a database: insert tables and referential integrity constraints
- Easy and user-friendly access to the main features of FireBird, both in user and admin mode, with a set of specialized tools:
-Specialized editors for: Tables, Views, Domains, Stored Procedures, Triggers, Indexes, Triggers, UDFs, Generators, Exceptions.
-SQL: Interactive mode (Expert) with history, visual mode (QBE: Query By Example),
-Backup, restore, shutdown, and restart functionalities.
-Export to Word, RTF, TXT, Excel, CSV, SYLK, DIF, HTML, MS Access, SQL, XML, with Blobs support for SQL and XML.
-Export of Interbase/Firebird databases to MS Access: tables, records, referential integrity constraints
-Import of MS Access databases: tables, records, referential integrity constraints
-Export/Import of FireBird databases to SQL with Blobs support
-Import of Excel files into Firebird tables with Blobs support
-Import of XML files into Firebird tables with Blobs support.
-Expression generator and analyzer for fields calculated in QBE queries.
-Form model designer to enter data in record mode
-Management of database diagrams including saving of diagrams to GIF and JPEG files.
--Blobs viewers and editors. Specialized editors for text (including RTF files), image, sound and video Blobs. Hexadecimal editor for other types of Blobs.
Download IBEasy+ 3.0: 9/3/2023 (Windows 7-8-10)
This version is a major release: Replacement of Interbase-specific components (gds32.dll) with new components. All modules have been reviewed and many bugs fixed.
Revision of the design module, the circular reference search module, improved stability...
Please read IBEasy+ installation guide carefully before installing the software.
IBEasy uses Firebird as a SQL server. It is therefore essential to install FireBird as a prerequisite for using IBEasy.
For more detailed information about Firebird, check out the official website.
Download Firebird alone.