LibreOffice Base

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LibreOffice Base is free to use RDBMS (relational database management system) front-end tool to create and manage various databases.

Before going further make sure to prepare an ODBC connector as explained on MariaDB ODBC connector article. That includes:

  • Download MariaDB ODBC connector (latest version 3.1.7-ga)
  • Copy shared library to /usr/lib/[multi-arch]
  • Install unixodbc, unixodbc-dev, openssh-client, odbcinst packages
  • Create template file for ODBC driver, example for template file “MariaDB_odbc_driver_template.ini” could be:
[MariaDB ODBC 3.1 Driver]
Description = MariaDB Connector/ODBC v.3.1
Driver = /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
  • Install ODBC driver from template file running:
$ odbcinst -i -d -f MariaDB_odbc_driver_template.ini

Verify successful installation in /etc/odbcinst.ini file.

  • Create template file for Data Source Name (DSN), example for template file “MariaDB_odbc_data_source_template.ini” could be:
Description=MariaDB server
Driver=MariaDB ODBC 3.1 Driver


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