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On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:00:45 +0100
Alex Thurgood <> wrote:

Le 22/02/2014 19:11, Jim Seymour a écrit :

Hi Jim,

For starters: LibréOffice, Build ID: 350m1 (Build: 2)

Before anybody suggests a newer version: I'm currently on Ubuntu
10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), so I'm stuck with it.  (Even my much newer
Linux Mint desktop install at work is still 3.x, I believe.)

You should be able to install newer versions even on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS,
if you download them from the LibreOffice website. Of course, they
won't necessarily have full desktop integration, although Unity came
after 10.04, so it should be OK.

I followed the instructions for adding the proper repository and
installed with apt-get. is what it gave me.

As for Linux Mint, I have Mint 15 and 16 on two separate machines.
Both have (at least I think they do) more recent packaged versions of
LO in their repos than 3.5.7 (Mint 16 : LO

I have Mint 13 at work.  It isn't all *that* old.  Only installed about
a year ago, if memory serves.  Yes: I see 15 and 16 are now available.

Anyway: at work, on my Mint 13 machine, as well.

I have 4.1.something under MS-Win on my work laptop.  Haven't played
with that, yet.  (Have yet to work out the self-signed CA cert with
keytool under MS-Win.)

Anyway, as that
is not necessarily an immediate solution to your problem, on to the
meat of the question :

I have a database with a couple tables, as in

create table hdwr_assets (
  atag           text primary key,
  serno          text unique,
  status_id      int references hdwr_status,

-- e.g.: "deployed", "in stock"
create table hdwr_status (
  status_id serial  primary key,
  descr     text    not null,

The plan was to create a form that could query and alter hardware
assets, selecting values for status_id from a drop-down list, the
available selection being from the hardware status table.

Does the LEFT JOIN query with a single join actually run from the
Query Designer or do you get an error ?

The left join works in Query Designer.  I get the same thing as I would
with an ad hoc query via psql.

Does it make any difference if you turn off/on the Direct SQL button
(which causes the query to bypass the internal LO SQL parser, or
alternatively, ask it to interpret the query before fielding it to the
JDBC driver) ?

I did not try those things.  Didn't know about them.  I'll look into it.

What are the settings in the "Advanced Options" of your db connection
for that ODB file ?

"Edit -> Advanced Settings -> Database -> Special Settings", perhaps?

Options checked are:

    Ignore the privileges from the database driver
    Use catalog name in SELECT statements
    Use schema name in SELECT statements
    Create index with ASC or DESC statement
    Form data input checks for required fields
    Use ODBC conformant data/time literals

Comparison of Boolean values: Default

Which driver version of JDBC are you using ?
Which version of postgres ?

PostgreSQL v8.4.19 w/postgresql-jdbc4-9.1.jar at work
PostgreSQL v8.4.19 w/postgresql-jdbc3-8.4.jar at home

Behaviour is the same at both locations.

Alex (yes, yet another)


Thanks for the follow-up, Alex the III :)

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