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This extension allows you to use the JDBC driver of your choice directly in Base.
It embeds the drivers for the following databases:
Being free software I encourage you:
In short, to participate in the development of this extension.
Because it is together that we can make Free Software smarter.
jdbcDriverOOo is a JDBC driver written in Java.
Its use requires the installation and configuration in LibreOffice / OpenOffice of a JRE version 11 or later.
I recommend Adoptium as your Java installation source.
If you are using the HsqlDB driver with LibreOffice on Linux, then you are subject to bug 139538.
To work around the problem, please uninstall the packages:
If you still want to use the Embedded HsqlDB functionality provided by LibreOffice, then install the HsqlDBembeddedOOo extension.
OpenOffice and LibreOffice on Windows are not subject to this malfunction.
It seems important that the file was not renamed when it was downloaded. If necessary, rename it before installing it.
Restart LibreOffice / OpenOffice after installation.
This mode of use uses an HsqlDB database.
In LibreOffice / OpenOffice go to menu: File -> New -> Database
In step: Select database
In step: Connection settings
java -cp hsqldb.jar org.hsqldb.server.Server --database.0 file:///tmp/testdb --silent false
java -cp hsqldb.jar org.hsqldb.server.Server --database.0 file:///c:/tmp/testdb --silent false
In step: Set up user authentication
If the connection was successful, you should see this dialog window:
It is possible to update the JDBC driver (hsqldb.jar, h2.jar, derbytools.jar) to a newer version.
If you use HsqlDB as database, follow these steps:
Now your database is up to date.
This driver allows in LibreOffice / OpenOffice Base the management of users, roles (groups) and their associated privileges of the underlying database.
User management of the underlying database is accessible in Base via the menu: Administration -> User administration
The privileges management of the users of the underlying database is accessible in this window by the button: Change privileges
If the privilege is inherited from an assigned role, the checkbox is a three-state type.
The management of the roles (groups) of the underlying database is accessible in Base via the menu: Administration -> Group administration
The management of users who are members of the group of the underlying database is accessible in this window via the button: Group users
The management of roles assigned to the group of the underlying database is accessible in this window via the button: Group roles
This functionality is an extension of the UNO API and will only be available if the underlying LibreOffice / OpenOffice driver allows it.
LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 - Ubuntu 20.04 - LxQt 0.14.1
LibreOffice 126.96.36.199 - Windows 7 SP1
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.13 - Lubuntu 22.04
I encourage you in case of problem :-(
to create an issue
I will try to solve it ;-)
This driver was written to work around certain problems inherent in the UNO implementation of the JDBC driver built into LibreOffice / OpenOffice, namely:
In order to take advantage of the latest features offered by databases and among others HsqlDB, it was necessary to write a new driver.
Until version 0.0.3, this new driver is just a wrapper in Python around the UNO services provided by the defective LibreOffice / OpenOffice JDBC driver.
Since version 0.0.4, it has been completely rewritten in Java under Eclipse, because who better than Java can provide access to JDBC in the UNO API…
In order not to prevent the native JDBC driver from working, it loads when calling the following protocols:
but uses the
jdbc:* protocol internally to connect.
It also provides functionality that the JDBC driver implemented in LibreOffice / OpenOffice does not provide, namely:
The writing of this driver was facilitated by a discussion with Villeroy, on the OpenOffice forum, which I would like to thank, because knowledge is only worth if it is shared…
Using the new version of HsqlDB 2.5.1.
Many other fix…
Added a dialog box allowing to update the driver (hsqldb.jar) in: Tools -> Options -> Base drivers -> HsqlDB driver
Many other fix…
I especially want to thank fredt at hsqldb.org for:
His welcome for this project and his permission to use the HsqlDB logo in the extension.
Its involvement in the test phase which made it possible to produce this version 0.0.3.
The quality of its HsqlDB database.
Now works with OpenOffice on Windows.
An unsupported protocol now displays an accurate error.
A non-parsable url now displays a precise error.
Now correctly handles spaces in filenames and paths.
Many other fix…
... services of JDBC (thanks to hanya for MRI which was of great help to me…)
Integration in jdbcDriverOOo of H2 and Derby JDBC drivers in addition to HsqlDB. Implementation of Java Services:
In order to correct possible defects, or incompatibility with the UNO API, of embedded JDBC drivers.
Renamed the HsqlDBDriverOOo repository and extension to jdbcDriverOOo.
Support in Base for auto-incrementing primary keys for HsqlDB, H2 and Derby.
Writing of com.sun.star.sdbcx.Driver. This high-level driver must allow the management of users, roles and privileges in Base. Its use can be disabled via the menu: Tools -> Options -> Base drivers -> JDBC Driver.
Rewrite, following the MVC model, of the Options dialog accessible via the menu: Tools -> Options -> Base drivers -> JDBC Driver, to allow:
Writing, following the MVC model, administration windows for users and roles (groups) and their associated privileges, accessible in Base via the menu: Administration -> User administration and/or Administration - > Group administration, allowing:
These new features have only been tested with the HsqlDB driver so far.
Add new languages for internationalization…