335544569. Dynamic SQL Error code = -804 Function unknown XYZ

This happens when you try to use some UDF function that is not declared with the database. Firebird engine has a limited number of functions that are always available. However, it supports the User Defined Functions (UDF) which can be written in any programming language that can be compiled into DLL library (.so on Linux). Default installation of Firebird features few such libraries containing common functions like ABS, SIN, COS, LOG, TRIM, etc. To use them, you need to register them in your database. Registering into one database makes them only available there, you need to register UDFs in each database where you want to use them. Registration SQL looks like this:


Take a look in your Firebird installation directory, in UDF subdirectory. The library .so or .dll files are there, together with .sql scripts which you can use to register UDFs in your databases.

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