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[libreoffice-users] Re: Connecting libreoffice to MySQL/MariaDB via JDBC

Thank you for your assistance. Your hints have allowed me to resolve the

XAMPP stores its my.cnf file in /opt/lampp/etc. The my.cnf file at that
location had skip-networking uncommented. Once this had been commented out
and the server restarted I was able define an .odb file connecting to the
test database in MariaDB. This has now worked perfectly.

Many thanks again.

email: michaelgmanning@gmail.com

On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 at 22:57, Michael Manning <michaelgmanning@gmail.com>

> The server appears to be running on port 3306 according to this command
> and result:
> $ mysql -u michael -p --port=3306
> Enter password:
> Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
> Your MariaDB connection id is 28
> Server version: 10.4.6-MariaDB Source distribution
> Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.
> Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input
> statement.
> cheers
> Mike
> email: michaelgmanning@gmail.com | facebook.com/MikeLouise
> On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 at 22:33, Michael Manning <michaelgmanning@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Thank you for your responses.
>> I am testing using a database with a single table created with the mysql
>> command line client. This table has 3 fields, an auto-incrementing primary
>> key, and two fields each defined as varchar(50). The table was defined
>> using the mysql command line client, and then 3 records were inserted into
>> the table. I also used the mysql command line client to ensure that I
>> could retrieve all 3 records using the command:
>> select * from test1;
>> I do not have a /etc/my.cnf file.
>> The only line that is not a comment in my /etc/mysql/my.cnf file is:
>> !includedir /etc/mysql/conf.d/
>> I should also mention that I am using XAMPP for the installation of MySQL
>> and that this has also installed an apache web server and PHPMyAdmin which
>> are all working correctly. Should this make any difference to the way that
>> LibreOffice connects via the JDBC connector?
>> PHPMyAdmin reports the server as:
>> - Server: Localhost via UNIX socket
>> - Server type: MariaDB
>> - Server connection: SSL is not being used [image: Documentation]
>> <http://localhost/phpmyadmin/doc/html/setup.html#ssl>
>> - Server version: 10.4.6-MariaDB - Source distribution
>> - Protocol version: 10
>> - User: michael@localhost
>> - Server charset: cp1252 West European (latin1)
>> Is this a hint that sockets are being used and not port 3306 that
>> LibreOffice is expecting? If so, how should I fix this?
>> cheers
>> Mike
>> email: michaelgmanning@gmail.com
>> On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 at 18:22, Alexander Thurgood <alex.thurgood@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Le 27/07/2020 à 09:06, Michael Manning a écrit :
>>> Hi Michael,
>>> >
>>> > Issues arise when attempting to create a new database within
>>> Libreoffice.
>>> > When I test connecting to a database, I get the following error
>>> message:
>>> > SQL Status: 08S01
>>> > Communications link failure
>>> > The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds
>>> ago. The
>>> > driver has not received any packets from the server.
>>> >
>>> As Robert has indicated, could you be clearer on what you mean by
>>> "creating a new database within LibreOffice ?"
>>> Are you:
>>> (1) trying to create a new database schema from within a running LO
>>> instance ? As Robert has mentioned, you can't actually do this, the DB
>>> schema needs to be created from the msyql command line or an alternative
>>> GUI tool (such as e.g. phpmyadmin) ;
>>> (2) trying to connect to an existing mysql DB schema, and receiving the
>>> error message you have indicated ?
>>> The error message itself might be slightly misleading, as this is
>>> usually displayed when you can not even connect to the mariadb/mysql
>>> instance.
>>> What does your /etc/mysql/my.cnf or /etc/my.cnf contain next to :
>>> bind-address
>>> and
>>> skip-networking
>>> Alex

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[libreoffice-users] Re: Connecting libreoffice to MySQL/MariaDB via JDBCAlexander Thurgood <alex.thurgood@gmail.com>
[libreoffice-users] Connecting libreoffice to MySQL/MariaDB via JDBCMichael Manning <michaelgmanning@gmail.com>
[libreoffice-users] Re: Connecting libreoffice to MySQL/MariaDB via JDBCAlexander Thurgood <alex.thurgood@gmail.com>
[libreoffice-users] Re: Connecting libreoffice to MySQL/MariaDB via JDBCMichael Manning <michaelgmanning@gmail.com>
[libreoffice-users] Re: Connecting libreoffice to MySQL/MariaDB via JDBCMichael Manning <michaelgmanning@gmail.com>
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