Libreoffice Sqlite 3
Mac OS X and other OSs [closed]Hi Anon,If you'd like to see an improved SQLite driver on OSX, please file an enhancement bug and provide as much information about this new feature as possible. Don't forget to mark your bug as an 'enhancement'. The QA team will be happy to help you triage your feature request in the bugtracker. Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#1.
Documentation/How Tos/Using SQLite With Open. Office. org. Introduction. Open. Office Base provides functions to connect to other databases than the default HSQL database. This Tutorial should guide you through the steps to connect Open. Office to a SQLite database file.
What is SQLite? SQLite is a basic database engine that implements most of the features of SQL9. Unlike Postgre. SQL and My. SQL, SQLite stores a whole data base with all its tables a single file. Other. benefits are: database access requires no database server, database files can be freely shared between.
SQLite appeals to anyone frustrated with using MDB files under Linux, or who has had difficulty installing MySQL or other RDBMS server on their workstation. Hi Anon, If you'd like to see an improved SQLite driver on OSX, please file an enhancement bug and provide as much information about this new feature as possible. In LibreOffice Base, you can access data that is stored in a wide variety of database file formats. LibreOffice Base natively supports some flat file database formats. I'm stuck with this. I had SQLite working with OpenOffice in the past. But since then i reinstalled my machine and so. Now I can't get it to work. i pretty much. Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Connecting libreoffice calc to existing sqlite database file; From: Simon Cropper <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Plus it is fast (twice as much as Postgre. SQL and My. SQL for most operations) and has a small memory footprint. Data management can be achieved in the following ways. Via a C/C++ Linux library or Windows DLL.
LibreOffice ODBC Driver for SQLite provides high-performance and feature-rich connectivity solution for ODBC-based applications to access SQLite databases from. I'm stuck with this. I had SQLite working with OpenOffice in the past. But since then i reinstalled my machine and so. Now I can't get it to work. i pretty much.
Setup of SQLite database Creating a SQLite database file. An initial database file cannot be created directly in OpenOffice.org but rather this is accomplished by.
Via an in- line program (sqlite: available under Linux and Windows) that makes it possible to create and to manage the files of data bases. Via the SQLite PHP module or, if you have, PHP version 5 internally to a SQLite database.
Via ODBC (Linux and Windows) which allows any application supporting this standard to reach a SQLite database. Using the experimental SDBC SQLite driver. This guide addresses ODBC which Open. Office. org uses to attach to databases and SQLite, in particular. Why use SQLite with Open. Office. org? The use of SQLite has many advantages. The data base is in only one file, in contrast to d.
BASE which creates a file per table, making it easy to exchange databases between various users. Java JRE or SDK is not required to support SQLite. No server is needed (local or remote) to access a database. ODBC drivers exist for *NIX and for Windows, thus enabling users of both environments to access data and exchange them. A new SDBC driver (native to Open. Office. org) is available for experimentation. Sophisticated graphic interfaces, such as those of msaccess, can be easily developed using the forms, queries, states and macros of Open.
Office. org. These interfaces are stored separately in Open. Office . odb files and can be exchanged independent from the data between users under UNIX or Windows. Modifying the structure of a SQLite table after its creation is not directly possible.
This means that you cannot easily add fields nor to modify their properties once that the table is created. Therefore you must prepare the structure of your tables before creating them. Open. Office. org requires the use of the ODBC driver for accessing a SQLite database thus making this operation somewhat complicated. First it must be declared in ODBC and then in Open. Office. org. The native SDBC driver should correct this situation when it is production ready.
The initial database file cannot be created with Open. Office. org but by using other tools. In short, the principal advantages of the use of SQLite with Open. Office. org are the format of data storage and the portability from one environment to another.
In the list of disadvantages, the two last are not specific to SQLite, but are requirements of using ODBC. However, these are not as awkward as they do not take place during the initial creation of the database. Installation Checked for technical accuracy Gsmcmullin 2.
January 2. 01. 1 (UTC). Unix ODBC Platform. Connection to a SQLite database will be established through Unix. ODBC. ODBC is an open specification to provide applications with a consistent interface to a variety of data sources. Unix. ODBC is an implementation of this specification for non- Windows platforms. You can install unixodbc with your distribution's package manager, or download the sources from the Unix.
ODBC website. The unixodbc- bin package provides a GUI application for configuration which is will be used below. Under Ubuntu or similar Linux distributions you can use the command. SQLite. Obviously you will need to install SQLite if it is not installed already as this will be the database you want to connect to. You can install SQLite with your distributions package manager. The package should be called sqlite or sqlite. Under Ubuntu. sudo apt- get install sqlite. If you prefer, you can always download and install the latest version from source.
SQLite ODBC Driver. For SQLite to work through the ODBC standards you will also need to install and configure the SQLite ODBC Driver.
This driver is available in Ubuntu in the libsqliteodbc package. If you prefer, you can download the source and compile it yourself. You will need the unixodbc- dev and libsqlite. To complete the installation the driver has to be integrated into unix. ODBC. To do this, launch the ODBCConfig utility as root in an terminal window.
ODBCConfig. Now the a GUI to manage the configuration shows up. Click the Drivers tab and choose Add.. Then fill the fields as follows. Description: SQLite for ODBC.
Driver: /usr/lib/libsqlite. Driver. 64: /usr/lib. Setup: /usr/lib/libsqlite. Setup. 64: /usr/lib.
Then confirm using the checkmark icon on the left in top of the window. Your new driver will now appear in the Drivers tab. The driver installation under Linux is now finished and you can exit ODBCConfig. For those who do not have ODBCConfig or who prefer to carry out this configuration manually, it is necessary to edit the file /etc/odbcinst. Description= ODBC for SQLite. Driver= /usr/lib/libsqlite.
ODBC. so. Driver. ODBC. so. Setup= /usr/lib/libsqlite. ODBC. so. Setup. 64= /usr/lib. ODBC. so. Under Windows. Setup of SQLite database. Creating a SQLite database file.
An initial database file cannot be created directly in Open. Office. org but rather this is accomplished by using either the utility вЂњsqliteвЂќ on the command line or by using a graphical management tool, a list of GUIs is available at SQLite. The utility "sqlite" should be already installed if you use Linux and have installed SQLite from rpm. For other *NIX systems, you must build SQLite from source which you can find at Performance and usage under Linux and Windows is identical. Using sqlite. If this database file does not exist yet it will be created automatically.
Using sqlite you can also create tables and modify your database with standard SQL- commands. SQLite version 2.
Enter ". help" for instructions. CREATE TABLE mytable (id INT, text VARCHAR(1. Using sqlite on the command line program makes it possible to create tables and indices, to enter and post data and.
SQL language - however, it is more practical for beginners to carry out these operations later on using. Using SQLite Database Browser.
There is also a graphical utility for creating and manipulating SQLite databases called sqlitebrowser. You can install this using your distribution's package manager. After unpacking the file, launch sqlitebrowser and select File/New Database or the corresponding icon. Choose the directory in which to place file and then enter name of the database file and click on Save. Using this program, you can also create the tables, the fields and the indices, to access data and to visualize them.
While. sqlitebrowswer is suitable for these actions, there is the disadvantage that it does not show the full list of field types during. In this case, it may be preferable to do it later using Open. Office. org. ODBC- setup of new database. After creating a new SQLite database above you now have to configure this database in ODBC so you can connect to it in Open. Office later on. Under Linux: Launch ODBCConfig again as normal user and go to the tab User DSN. Here add a new entry.
A window appears in which you must choose. SQLite driver you have configured earlier. In the next window, as shown below, you enter a name for this connection (for example the name of your database) and the complete access path to the database file which you created previously. Validate the data on the screen, click the checkmark and you should see your new data source in the tab User DSN. If you do not have ODBCConfig or simply prefer to configure manually, launch your favorite editor, open (or create). Description= My test database.
Database= /home/< user> /basename. You are now ready to access your data base with Open. Office. org! Under Windows: You will reach the configuration through the Open.
Office dialog in the next step, just read on. Connecting Open. Office to a SQLite database. You had to spend a lot of time installing and configuring other things but finally we can move on to Open. Office. Only a few more configuration windows and you will be done. Start Open. Office Base and in the first step 1.
Select database chose the third option, connect to an existing database using ODBC. Connect to an existing database. In the second step 2. Set up ODBC connection you can select your SQLite database. Clicking on Browse you should get a list of all databases you have configured in ODBC. If nothing is showing up here you have a problem.
Check that you actually set up the database in ODBC and that the drivers are properly configured as described. Under Windows: Before you will find your database listed here you need to register it with ODBC as mentioned above. Click on Organize.. In the User DSN (or the System DSN) tab click on Add.. Give your database a meaningful name as Data Source Name - this will be the name you find your database listed as. For Database Name browse to the SQLite database file you have created earlier.
Leave the rest on its default values and press ok. The database will now be listed in the ODBC Data Source Administrator and leaving this window you should now also be able to select this database in the Open. Office Base dialog.
Working on the database with Open. Office. The rest is Open. Office Base just as you know it. Only note a few things. Creating new tables using Open.
Office is possible. Those tables - along with all data you enter in them - are saved in the external SQLite database file to which you connected your Open.
Office . odb file. Fields defined as type "integer" are auto- increment, that is they automatically increment the value of the field when adding a new record in this table. This rather awkward constraint is specific to SQLite, which does not handle the SQL command ALTER COUNTS, and not the ODBC driver. This limitation is designed in by the authors in order to make the basic database engine as light as possible. However, this limitation may be eliminated in a future version. Therefore you are advised to check your table structure very carefully before recording it.
If you must modify a table, the only solution is to create a new table and save it under different name. By doing do, you can transfer the data from the original table to the new table. Creating and using Forms, Queries and Reports are all independent of the datasource you use. They will function just as with the default integrated HSQL- database and will still be saved in your odb- file. For more information on these topics refer to the other documentation.
If you want to use subforms you need to activate "parameter substitution" first. Select "Edit/Database/Advanced Settings.." in the main menu of your Open. Office Base window. There, in the "Special Settings" tab check the option "Replace named parameters with '?'". You might need to restart Open.
Office but then you should be able to use subforms without problems. Exchanging databases between users. Thanks to the availability of driver sqlite.
ODBC driver for both Linux and Windows (just as for Open. Office. org, of course!), a SQLite. SQLite can be easily exchanged between users of the two environments.
It is necessary that each has an installed. ODBC driver that is aware of the target SQLite file and which is defined as a data source in Open. Office. org. Likewise Open. Office Base files (.