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       Thanks  :-)

       Now ... I thought Java was an out-dated thing -
             which no one used anymore and that should be dis-connected
from action  ;-)

       So it's come back with a convoluted acronym and websites hither 'n
yon  ;-)   ;-)   ;-)

       I guess I'll always remain behind in this electronic world ...
maze   ;-)

From: V Stuart Foote <>
Date: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Subject: RE: [libreoffice-users] HSLQLDB syntax
To: Mail List LibreOffice <>


Anne, glad you're back but seriously?

HSQLDB  is the short title and Web address for HyperSQL, the Java language
based SQL relational database that StarOffice then Sun chose as the
imbedded database for the project.

Currently we include the 1.8 release, and efforts will either see that
ripped out of LibreOffice to be replaced, or the version of HSQLDB will be
upgraded to a current 2.3 release.

Mark, et al., all the details you could ever want  are on the project
webpage at, just mind the version differences.


From: Tom Davies []
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 11:15 AM
To: anne-ology; Mark LaPierre
Cc: Mail List LibreOffice
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] HSLQLDB syntax

Hi :)
My guess is that he meant

H Sql Db

SQL = the standard language used by most database programs.  Most add a
little bit (few extra commands and stuff) to the basic language to help
ensure that people can't easily switch to another program even though they
all ostensibly use Sql.

Db = Database

H is the only bit that distinguishes exactly which program is being talked

Note that other programs also use Sql or Db in their name.  For example
MySql/MariaDb, Postgresql.  Only Access doesn't have any of that in it's
name.  Of course MS make many claims that Access does use Sql but it's such
a heavily tweaked version of Sql that it's almost unrecognisable.  If you
learn Access then you need to forget&re-learn if you want to switch to
anything else.  The others tend to just have a few differences so it's not
so tough to move between them.  At least, so i have heard.

Regards from
Tom :)

From: anne-ology <>
To: Mark LaPierre <>
Cc: Mail List LibreOffice <>
Sent: Monday, 15 July 2013, 16:38
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] HSLQLDB syntax

      And just what is HSLQLDB  ;-)

      oh, memorizing acronyms seems to me a mighty complicated way to
organize one's thoughts ...
               wouldn't it be simpler - easier - to just state the
object(s) rather than leaving the listener trying to interpret what's being
meant by what's being said  ;-)

     see -

      AND - did you happen to notice in that URL, this phenomenon only
started in 1943 ;-)
               before then communication was simply speaking to be
understood  ;-)

      BTW - many of these acronyms are duplicated - which causes even more
confusion to the listener  ;-)

On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Mark LaPierre <> wrote:

On 07/13/2013 05:36 AM, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
HSLQLDB is a bit picky about the syntax

Does anyone know where I can find a good reference on HSLQLDB syntax?

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