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How do I connect to local firebird 3 server from Libreoffice 6.2

asked 2019-05-08 13:18:38 +0200

yorwos gravatar image

updated 2019-05-08 13:25:45 +0200

I installed firebird-3.0 and Libreoffice 6.2 I want to connect libreoffice to external firebird database.

On the database wizard -Select Database Step: on the Connect to an existing database dropdown menu I picked Firebird File --> Next - On the Connection settings it asks for Datasource URL (e.g. host=$host:$port dbname=$database) I know that I can connect with isql tool to my example database with

isql examples -u sysdba -p masterkey

or by using the full path

isql 'localhost:c:\db\examples.fdb' -u sysdba -p masterkey

And work from the Command Prompt.

But I'd like to use Base for the rest. How can I do that?

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answered 2019-05-09 20:12:22 +0200

Ratslinger gravatar image

updated 2019-05-10 02:57:06 +0200


Best current method to connect to a Firebird server is using JDBC. For the driver -> Jaybird 3.0. ODBC can be very problematic.

Consider installing FlameRobin for a GUI interface -> Third-party Tools & Drivers

Also, future questions should include your OS and the specific LO version as well as the DB you are dealing with.

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answered 2019-05-09 13:51:20 +0200

The interface to ask for user and password is not implemented yet :

You will need to use JDBC or ODBC for now.

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That bug 85148 was last commented on 2018-01-03. This bug 115547 says Win10 works on 2018-02-16 (

PaulDBreneman gravatar imagePaulDBreneman ( 2019-08-31 03:07:35 +0200 )edit

Can Win10 work without JDBC? (

PaulDBreneman gravatar imagePaulDBreneman ( 2019-08-31 03:13:21 +0200 )edit
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