OO2 Base Error: "The connection to the data source ...

Eric Dunbar eric.dunbar at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 21:37:47 UTC 2005

On 6/7/05, Paul M. Bucalo <ubuntuser at pmbservices.com> wrote:
> I have OO2 installed ( on Hoary, but can't get a new database
> created that works. Some research on OO's forums hasn't defined this
> error as I feel it applies to my situation.
> Here's the complete error message:
> The connection to the data source "file:///home/../TEST.odb" could not
> be established.
> The file has been created, registered within OO, certainly exists where
> I put it. When I try to use the Tables Wizard to create tables, it gives
> me this error. I get the same error when I try to use the Forms
> Designer, though after closing down the error message it does put me
> into Writer to design the form.
> My suspicion is that I am missing an ODBC-related support file in
> Ubuntu. I do *not* have any SQL engine running, and wish to purposely
> create dBASE-compatible output from OO2 Base. I cannot see in Options
> where I can predetermine what format to create a new database in, the
> default is always ODBC/HSQL.

Isn't mysql required for the DB portion of OO.org to work? Also, do
you need Java?


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