I am using Firebird 2.5.2 with Delphi XE4. I will show you how to create a database connection with Firebird database in Delphi XE4 using FIBPLUS component? Just go into the Tool Palette and search for TpFIBDatabase component under FIBPLUS. Drag it into the form and name it. I have given "dbMyDatabase" name to TpFIBDatabase database component.