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Java needed to run Base Database? [closed]

asked 2014-03-25 20:43:15 +0200

Daleko Gold gravatar image

updated 2015-09-09 21:27:17 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image


Downloaded your excellent package this week, but cannot get Base DB to open up. Says I need Java.... Is this automatically available from a new version of Libreoffice? I am currently using and my OS MS 8.1 (UK).

Look forward to hearing from you...


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answered 2014-03-25 21:42:43 +0200

JBF gravatar image

Yes, you need Java (a Java Runtime Environment) to use Base module.

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To expand on this answer, the Wizards, Report Builder, and Report Designer sub-components are written in Java. Also, if using HSQLDB (default database at this time), it has a JRE dependency. Full list of Java dependencies here.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-03-27 06:31:18 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-03-26 11:50:25 +0200

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You can try to use the Firebird Database within LibreOffice which doesn't need Java. This feature is still marked as experimental. Firebird Databases are available since LibreOffice 4.2. (see the release notes for further information )

To turn the experimental features on, you have to go to the Settings --> LibreOffice --> Advanced --> "Enable experimental features" (see screenshot!)

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answered 2014-03-25 23:40:10 +0200

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You have to download it for yourself. And use the 32-bit version even if your OS is 64-bit. LO runs in 32-bit.

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