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On 02/06/14 00:59, Jean-Francois Nifenecker wrote:
Le 06/02/2014 05:50, Mark LaPierre a écrit :
Hey all,

I have HSQLDB installed here:

I want the Base front end here:

On the LibreOffice Database Wizard:
1. Select Database
     I select the radio button: [Connect to an existing database]
     I select [JDBC] in the section box and then click [Next>>]

2. Set up JDBC connection
     I fill in [data source URL]:  jdbc:[../back/hsqldb/lib/hsqldb.jar]

     What do I put in the [JDBC driver class] box?

The HSQLDB documentation suggests that there is a JDBC driver in the
hsqldb.jar file but that doesn't work.

I assume that the HSQLDB package contains a driver.jar somewhere.  What
should I put in for the JDBC driver class path?

(some terms below freely translated from my FR environment)

-- data source (URL)
hsqldb:file:<path to the

In <path to the .odb> above do not specify the .odb extension.
Sset the defaults above as you prefer; these work for me.

-- JDBC driver class

-- A question: did you set the class path and configuration for Java?
If not, go to Tools/Options, LibreOffice / Java.
Check that "Use a Java setup" is checked, then add the Java environment
setup on the PC.

Once this is set, click Class path
In the new dialog:
(1) Add an archive
Point to the hsqldb.jar on your PC (mine is C:\Program
(2) Add a file
Point to the above \lib subdir

You should be up and running.


I've had a lot of distractions, Olympics and Income Tax return, to get
through so I'm working on this again.

On the "Set up a connection to a JDBC database" page I have:

Datasource URL

JDBC driver class

When I click on the [Test Class] button I get a dialog box that says the
JDBC driver was loaded successfully.

Jumped through the first hoop.

On the "Set up the user authentication" page I have:

User Name [mlapier] with the Password required check box selected.

When I click the [Test Connection] button I get a dialog box asking for
my password.  I type in my password and click the [OK] button.

I get a message box:
Connection Test
The connection could not be established.

Without the password check box I get the same result.

Does anyone see where I have gone astray?

   ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
Registered Linux user No #267004

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