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Firebird Code Factory FAQ

You are welcome to look through the following Frequently Asked Questions list for getting to know the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Firebird Code Factory.

If you want to ask a question which is not in the list you may apply to our support team.

What is Firebird Code Factory?

Firebird Code Factory is a powerful Firebird GUI tool aimed at the SQL queries and scripts development. It allows you to manage SQL queries and scripts using such useful features as code folding, code completion and syntax highlighting, build query visually, execute several queries at a time, execute scripts from files, view and edit result data with filtering, sorting and grouping abilities, export data to as many as 14 file formats including Excel, RTF and HTML, import data from Excel, CSV, XML and text files, view and edit BLOBs in various way, build diagrams based on Firebird data, and much more.

Is it possible to try Firebird Code Factory before buying?
Yes, of course. The latest fully functional trial version is always available for downloading.
I want to use your software for educational purposes. Can I get a discount?
Yes, you can. Feel free to choose a non-commercial license. Exact prices can be obtained on the purchase page.
We intend to buy multiple licenses. Is it possible to obtain a discount?
Yes, certainly. You can get a volume discount purchasing 3 and more licenses for the same product as well as a cross-selling discount purchasing multiple different products at a time. Also you can get a great discount purchasing a bundle that includes Firebird Code Factory.
I would like to resell Firebird Code Factory to my customers. What are your reseller's discounts?
You are to discuss reseller's policy with our sales department.
Which license type can I select?
You may choose a non-commercial license if you use the software for non-commercial purposes in non-business, non-commercial environment. You should purchase a business license to use the software in a corporate, government, or business environment.

Single license means that a copy of the software is allowed to be used only on a single computer and only by a single user at a time. If you wish to use the software for more than one user, you will need a separate license for each individual user (click the "Order now" button to see volume discounts). Site license means that the software is allowed to be used without limitation on count of installations and users within one organization.

All our products and bundles are shipped with 12 months of free upgrades (minor and major ones) or with 36 months of free upgrades for a quite small additional fee.

Can I deploy a single license for both desktop and laptop?
A single license can be installed on a single computer. However, we offer a special allowance which authorizes you to deploy Firebird Code Factory on both desktop computer and portable computer, laptop, or other mobile computer with a single license, as long as it is not being used simultaneously.
What are system requirements for installing your software?
  • Pentium PC or higher;
  • Windows NT4/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10;
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more is recommended);
  • 50 MB of free hard disk space;
  • SVGA-compatible video adapter.
How can I find out the date of my current product version release?
Product versions are formalized according to the date of release. For more information, please refer to the appropriate news article.
Is it possible to install the software in "silent" mode (without user interaction)?
Yes, it is possible. Run installation_package.exe with /SILENT or /VERYSILENT command line parameter. When /SILENT is used the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is. When /VERYSILENT is used this installation progress window is not displayed at all.
Are there any graphical tools for building and executing queries implemented?
Firebird Code Factory provides two powerful tools which allow you either to edit query text directly with syntax highlighting and code completion or to build a query diagram visually selecting tables and fields, setting links between tables, etc.
Is code completion implemented in the SQL Editor?
The Editor area is provided for working with the text of the query. For your convenience code completion is enabled. You can activate the completion list by pressing the Ctrl+Space key combination.
Is it possible to execute more than one query using SQL Editor?
SQL Editor provides you with an ability to execute multiple queries separated by a statement delimiter from the same editor tab. Queries are executed in a separate thread, so all Firebird Code Factory features remain available during the execution.
Which Firebird server latest version is supported by your software?
Firebird Code Factory can be used with all Firebird server versions including 4.0 alpha.
Does Firebird Code Factory work with Firebird server installed on a Linux platform?
Yes, Firebird Code Factory works fine with Firebird servers installed under any OS.