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Swift wrapper of firebird library
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Firebird Swift Wrapper. It require linking the Firebird.framework under macOS, or the Firebird library fbclient under Linux. On macOS, ld defaults framework search paths are:

- /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/Library/Frameworks
- /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX11.1.sdk/System/Library/Frameworks/

Since the Firebird framework is required, I provide a xcframework in the CFirebird package, which bundle the FirebirdCS-2.5.9-27139-x86_64 framework.

Under Linux, simply install the firebird libraries at the default paths:

- Shared libraries: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ 
- Headers: /usr/include/

Alternatively, you can set the ld search path with the LD_LIBRARY_PATH env variable. The linux firebird installer install the libraries at /opt/firebird/lib by default


If you have a better idea to make this package working under macOS, tell me!

If you don't want to CFirebird, you can link against the Firebird framework with giving the framework search path to ld.

swift build -Xlinker -F/Library/Frameworks

As Swift Package doesn't allow unsafe linker flags for remote package, I cannot distribute it with this option.



To connect to database server, provide a configuration. Currently, the connection timeout is set to 10 seconds, and cannot be changed.

let configuration = FirebirdConnectionConfiguration(
	hostname: "<hostname>",
	port: "<port>",
	username: "<username>",
	password: "<password>",
	database: "<database-name>"

let connection = try FirebirdConnection.connect(configuration)
defer {
	try connection.close()


Firebird provide two types of queries: simple, and default. Simple queries are for queries without output, like "UPDATE, CREATE", and default are for queries with output "SELECT".

try connection.query("SELECT * FROM employee") { row in
	// Process row here

Alternatively, you can retrieve rows without callback:

let rows = try connection.query("SELECT * FROM employee")

Binding data

You can bind data to your queries by passing an array of FirebirdData conforming types. Data will be bonded to the query, by replacing the placeholder ? to the provided value, in the given order.

var value: Int32 = 42
let data = withUnsafeBytes(of: &value) { Data($0) }
let firebirdData = FirebirdData(type: .long, value: data) 
let rows = try connection.query("SELECT * FROM employee WHERE emp_no = ?", [firebirdData])


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