Working with Database

IRdbms interface

IRdbms is just a thin wrapper for Free Pascal SQLdb package. Currently supported RDBMS system is

  • MySQL via TMysqlDb class
  • PostgreSQL via TPostgreSqlDb class
  • Firebird via TFirebirdDb class,
  • SQLite via TSQLiteDb class

Creating Database Connection


var db : IRdbms;
db := TMySQLDb.create('MySQL 5.7');
db.connect('localhost', 'your_db_name', 'your_db_username', 'yoursecretpassword', 3306);

It will open database connection to MySQL 5.7 server on localhost on port 3306.

Replace 5.7 with your MySQL version, for example 5.5 to connect to MySQL 5.5 database server. Please note that string MySQL 5.7 is compared case-insentively. So MySQL 5.7 or mysql 5.7 are same.


var db : IRdbms;
db := TPostgreSqlDb.create();
db.connect('localhost', 'your_db_name', 'your_db_username', 'yoursecretpassword', 5432);

It will open database connection to PostgreSQL server on localhost on port 5432.


var db : IRdbms;
db := TFirebirdDb.create();
db.connect('localhost', 'your_db_name', 'your_db_username', 'yoursecretpassword', 3050);

It will open database connection to Firebird server on localhost on port 3050.


SQLite is lightweight non client-server database engine. So you can leave host, port, username and password empty. Database name must be set to path where database file is stored.

var db : IRdbms;
db := TSQLiteDb.create();
db.connect('', 'your_data.db', '', '', 0);

It will open database connection which is stored in your_data.db file.

Registering IRdbms instance in dependency container

You can register IRdbms instance in dependency container so that you can access its instance easily.

var container : IDependencyContainer;
        'mysql 5.7',

Then in your code where IRdbms instance is required, just get it from dependency container as shown in following code.

var rdbms : IRdbms;
rdbms := container['db'] as IRdbms;

Replace TMysqlDbFactory with TPostgreSqlDbFactory, TFirebirdSqlDbFactory, TSQLiteDbFactory for Postgresql, Firebird and SQLite database respectively.

Executing SQL Query

var resultSet : IModelResultSet;
resultSet := db.prepare('SELECT * FROM users').execute();

Passing parameters to SQL query

resultSet := db.prepare('SELECT * FROM users WHERE user_email = :userEmail')
    .paramStr('userEmail', '')

Get total rows in result set

var totData : integer;
totData := resultSet.resultCount();

Read data from result set

var userId : integer;
    userEmail : string;
userId := resultSet.fields().fieldByName('user_id').asInteger;
userEmail := resultSet.fields().fieldByName('user_email').asString;

Advance cursor to next position

fields() will read data in current cursor position. To read next data in result set, it is required that you call next() to advance cursor position.;

Test if at end of result set

fieldByName() method will throws exception if you try to read data when cursor is at end of file. To avoid it you need to check end of file condition with eof(). So to read all data in result set, you need following loop.

while not resultSet.eof() do
    userId := resultSet.fields().fieldByName('user_id').asInteger;
    //do something with userId;

Executing Transaction

    //do multiple database operations

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