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Has anyone got the OpenOffice database frontend to work with MySQL?
I've tried a couple of times and still cannot get it to work. I think my problem is with the ODBC drivers (unixODBC and myODBC) and setting up the ini files.
I have read the "OpenOffice.org 1.0, ODBC, and MySQL 'How-to'" by John McCreesh, and the "Making MySQl, ODBC & OpenOffice 1.0 work together, Part 1 & Part 2" by Joe Barr. I still cannot get it to work.
I just got it working last night, I can connect to mysql via data sources but cannont yet edit or add new records. I am on mdk9.2, downloaded j2sdk-1_4_2 and mysql-connector-java-3.0.9-stable. Install both. Open openoffice and goto tools/options and select securtiy. You have to add the class path to where your mysql-connector was placed. From there all I did was start mysql and opened data sources with the following:
data source URL: jdbc:mysql://hostname:3306/dbname
jdbc driver class: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
enter user name
I could then access my mysql data.
So far thats all I have done. I am trying to move from microsoft access into ooo/mysql. It looks very promising. I will try to find the sites where I found most of this info and post them. I think it was from dba.openoffice.org/ and mysql sites. I am still working on the edit/add issue but I think it has to do with priviliges.
I did create a database via command line and then connected to it via Ooo. Unfortunately, my laptop is at work so I cannot check the path. Try to create the database then go from there as well as create mysql users. I will post more about the path tomorow from work.