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-184.108.40.206/connectivity/source/commontools/dbexception.cxx:399
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 220.127.116.11 (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.
Gotsis from Munich, Germany