LibreOffice - No SDBC driver was found

asked 2021-05-04 02:57:12 +0200

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The connection to the external data source could not be established. No SDBC driver was found for the URL 'sdbc:embedded:firebird'. /home/abuild/rpmbuild/BUILD/libreoffice-

I get the following error message using the latest version on a Linux machine running OpenSuse Leap 15.2 (wirh all updates installed). The database does start, but opening a form which accessed data created the above error message.

But the problem just does not exist at all if I use LibreOffice (using the OpenSuse OpenJDK 1.11). The database was an embedded database (in a file) created with hsqldb and was converted to firebird in 2019 nad kept working in LibreOffice until version 7.1.1. With older versions of libreoffice the database runs without a glitch.

The SDBC driver seems to exist.

Strange. For now I do have a workaround. But I do miss a an Option dialog that shows the available SDBC drivers and some explanation where to get drivers. In any case firebird is the mainly supported database, so libreoffice should implement a way to recover this error or give more specific information what might lead to such an error.

Kind Regards Gotsis from Munich, Germany

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The SDBC driver seems to exist.

seems? ... package libobasis7.1-firebird- is installed? (Though I would not recommend to use version 7.1.1 any longer).

PS: Using tag libreoffice-7.1.2 is confusing. You seem to talk about version 7.1.1.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2021-05-04 11:36:36 +0200 )edit

Version of libreoffice copied from the about box

Version: / LibreOffice Community Build ID: 10(Build:2) CPU threads: 24; OS: Linux 5.3; UI render: default; VCL: kf5 Locale: de-DE (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US Calc: threaded

The package you mention does not exist in OpenSuse Leap 15.2 The package that is supplied is:

libreoffice-base-drivers-firebird - Firebird Database Driver for LibreOffice


fgotsis gravatar imagefgotsis ( 2021-05-06 01:40:53 +0200 )edit

The package you mention does not exist in OpenSuse Leap 15.2

Since you did not mention which packages you are using (distribution specific packages or those from TDF / I referred to TDF packages which is: libobasis7.1-firebird- (I'm using openSUSE 15.2 myself, but I don't use distribution specific packages but those from TDF). And as far as I can see in YaST: Package libreoffice-base-drivers-firebird is still while the rest of LibreOffice has been updated to - and now you cannot create new firebird databases (and not open existing firebird databases. From my perspective: This is an issue of openSUSE packaging and needs to be addressed to maintainers of openSUSE packages of LibreOffice.

PS: No problem with:

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 47f78053abe362b9384784d31a6e56f8511eb1c1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5 ...
Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2021-05-06 01:49:39 +0200 )edit