Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2012 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On 10/31/2012 07:28 PM, Heinrich Stoellinger wrote:
Hi Ian,
To be honest - I am somewhat confused regarding the issue of "where is the native connector"! It might be that going to extensions and then download/installing the native connector (for OpenOffice) does the trick. On the other hand, I think that it should come automatically with the newest versions of LO. The definition
of a natively connected MySQL database goes as follows:
- (1) connect to an existing database, then select "MySQL" from the drop-down list (JDBC is shown as the first item in that list! MySQL is third from
      bottom in my case)
- (2) on the next dialog box select "direct connection" (direkte Verbindung in
- (3) on the next dialog box specify the database name, server name, IP-address or localhost ( and port (usually 3306) or else the socket file
      (possible in case of a local server)
- (4) then specify the username and whether a password has to be given on
- (5) then store the odb-file.
Hope this is of use to you...
Thanks again Heinz

But I think we must have different versions of LO. Your 'Step 1' is OK for the first part, (and it's what I did before), but the second part here only gives me the options...

   o Connect using ODBC
   o Connect using JDBC

   So knowing the JDBC does not work I tried ODBC but that gives me....

       /Could not load the program library or it is corrupted.
       The ODBC data source selection is not available./

       A search on my Hard Drive for 'libodoc' finds nothing and also
       Synaptic does not find it. I than looked under the Extension
       Manager in LO and found the 'Native Connector' written by my
       friend Alex Thurgood, (who seems to have vanished off eMail at
       the moment!!). But I see it is only a Pre-release for Ubuntu and
       I'm running PCLinuxOs - so will it work on my machine and if so
       do I just download it or what?

       Pretoria SA.

For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.