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I am configuring a new Linux system with MySQL 5.5.29 and LibreOffice Since it is a new install, I figured I would try using the MySQL (Native) connector for the first time. However, it did not work. Of the 3 selections {MySQL (JDBC), MySQL (Native), and MySQL (ODBC), I selected the MySQL (Native) option, but when I selected the tables icon and entered my password at the prompt, I got the following:

   The connection to the data source "foobar" could not be established.

   The connection to the external data source could not be established.
   No SDBC driver was found for the given URL.

When I clicked on the more information button, I got:

   SQL Status: HY000


   A connection for the following URL was requested

Clearly I have a disconnect. What is this SDBC driver I am being told is missing? Is this SDBC driver going to be any better than the JDBC driver I had been using?

I was under the impression that to use the Native connection, all was supplied with LO and I would not need any other drivers. I can always go back to the mysql-connector-java driver (JDBC), but I was hoping the LO native driver could work better.

Thanks in advance.
Girvin Herr

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