Libreoffice Mariadb

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  1. When I try to use MariaDB Connector/ODBC with LibreOffice Base, Base crashes. This may be a LibreOffice Base problem, or a MariaDB Connector/ODBC problem, I'm not sure.
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I am trying to establish a connection between LibreOffice ( and Mariadb (10.1.29)/mysql. I have researched various resources on the web but am stuck not being able to establish a connection

preliminary steps taken:

Libreoffice Mariadb Connector

  • the file mariadb-java-client-2.4.0.jar is downloaded from
  • JRE is installed and enabled under LibreOffice Tools > Options > Advanced (according to the Mariadb connector page, only Java is required, not SDK)
  • in that Advanced tab, Class Path is set with mariadb-java-client-2.4.0.jar (I have tried with a path '/opt/mariadb-java-client-2.4.0.jar' and '/home/user_name/mariadb-java-client-2.4.0.jar')

Libreoffice Mariadb Jdbc

Based on web site and youtube tutorials, the next steps are to connect via LibreOffice Base. Using the wizard:

  • Connect to an existing database MySQL is chosen from the dropdown
  • after clicking Next >>
  • Under some video and how-to tutorials, there has been a third option of 'Connect directly...' Is this a further clue that something is not set properly?
  • I choose Connect using JDBC...and click Next >>
  • I provide the database name, the server (have tried localhost and and port number 3306
  • for the MySQL JDBC driver class I change the string to 'org.mariadb.jdbc.Driver' according to
  • upon clicking Test Class, a dialog with 'The JDBC driver could not be loaded.' appears

I have used JDBC connections before under LO 3.x and MySQL before Mariadb came along. Ultimately, I want to use a connection to my database for further analysis of the data using Calc. Is this still possible? If my memory is not failing me, it is possible to open a Base registered database within LO Calc.

Libreoffice Mariadb
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