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LibreOffice 5.1.4. cannot find firebird sdbc connection

asked 2016-07-30 10:09:17 +0200

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Trying to connect LibreOffice Base natively to database Firebird through an sdbc connection. Although I installed the Rirebird SDBC driver for LibreOffice (libreoffice-sdbc-firebird), I could not find a way.

Configuration: OS: Linux Mint 18. / LibreOffice 5.1.4.2 (Build ID: 1:5.1.4-0ubuntu1). / Firebird 3.0. / Installed libreoffice-sdbc-firebird version (1:)5.1.4(-0ubuntu1).

How I tried to connect: Start LibreOffice Base | Opens on page Database Wizard | 1. Select Database | Check: Connect to an Existing Database, Dropdown: No entry for Firebird. The SDBC driver also does not show up in LibreOffice | Menu | Tools | Options | LibreOffice Base | Connections in the Window "Drivers known in LibreOffice".

Is there another way (workaround?) to connect to an external (meaning: not embedded in a Base file) Firebird database natively?

(I did connect via JDBC and it works, but it was tedious to set up and I would like to find a faster way.)

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answered 2016-07-31 22:50:09 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

To activate Firebird drivers is needed to activate experimental features:

Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice/Advance - Optional (Unstable) Options - Enable experimental features.

but they are on development currently, Bug 51780 - default to Firebird not HSQLDB in Base.

On the firebird web page there are free drivers to connect Firebird connectivity

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Thank you, m.a.riosv.! But I do and did have experimental features checked when I tried the above sdbc connection. This alone does not change the inability to connect natively to firebird.

xenon1 gravatar imagexenon1 ( 2016-07-31 23:10:40 +0200 )edit
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