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The MBS Xojo (Real Studio) SQL Plugin

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Access SQL Databases

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This plugin part is not included if you buy a Complete set license. You can use it independend of all the other plugins.

Our MBS Xojo SQL Plugin is an alternative database interface to Xojo. It can be used either with the database class (via SQLDatabaseMBS class) or with our own SQLConnectionMBS class which gives more options.

This plugin uses the SQLAPI++ Library and if you use this plugin, read also their documentation for the details on connecting to database servers.

Xojo Developer Magazine
You can read an article about the MBS SQL Plugin in the Xojo Developer Magazine, issue 14.1. See website.

The MBS Xojo SQL Plugin is a Xojo plugin for accessing multiple SQL databases (Centura SQLBase, DB2, Firebird, Informix, InterBase, MariaDB, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, ODBC, Oracle Database Server, PostgreSQL, SQL Anywhere, SQLite, SQLCipher and Sybase). It uses native APIs of target DBMS so applications developed with this plugin run swiftly and efficiently. The product also provides a low-level interface that allows developers to access database-specific features. By encapsulating a vendor's API, the plugin acts as middleware and delivers database portability. See details on supporting SQL database servers on different platforms:

Server Windows Mac OS X and Linux
Oracle Database Server Supported (OCI) Supported (OCI)
Microsoft SQL Server Supported (DB-Library, OLE DB) FreeTDS ODBC driver should be used
Sybase Supported (Open Client, ASE & ASA) Supported (Open Client, ASE & ASA)
DB2 Supported (DB2 CLI) Supported (DB2 CLI)
Informix Supported (Informix CLI) Supported (Informix CLI)
InterBase/Firebird Supported Supported
Centura (formerly Gupta) SQLBase Supported (CAPI) Supported (CAPI)
MySQL / MariaDB Supported (MySQL C API)  Supported (MySQL C API)
PostgreSQL Supported (libpq) Supported (libpq)
ODBC Supported Supported (iODBC, see www.iodbc.org)
SQLite Supported Supported
SQLite Encrypted Supported Supported
SQL Anywhere Supported Supported

We have two interfaces in this plugin. SQLConnectionMBS is the native one and gives more flexibility. There is also SQLDatabaseMBS for easier porting of existing projects to our SQL Plugin. As SQLDatabaseMBS class is a subclass of the Database class, it may require a Xojo Database Server license to use (this depends on the exact rules Xojo, Inc. sets).

As with Xojo, the SQLConnectionMBS class works without a Database Server license. For the SQLDatabaseMBS class you need the Database Server license as it is a subclass for the database class.

Works with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux for Desktop, Console and Web.

You do not need to compile or provide your own SQLAPI library as the plugin contains SQLAPI. You may need database access libraries from the database vendors.

For your information:
The MBS Xojo SQL plugin license includes a cross-platform unlimited license of SQLAPI++ which costs 299 USD for a C/C++ developer. Of course this bundled license works only inside the plugin. If you want to develop with SQLAPI in C/C++, please order a separate license from SQLAPI.com website.

For using JDBC (Java Database Connection) for connecting to database using a java driver, please use our MBS Xojo Java Plugin With the JavaDatabaseMBS class.

Watch tutorial videos:

ThumbnailMBS SQL Plugin Presentation


18:29 minutes

The documentation for MBS SQL Plugin:

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Examples for this plugin:

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