LO /  Firebird DB Integration

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Sat Jun 29 13:48:08 PDT 2013

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 11:37:15AM +0200, Jean-Pierre Ledure wrote:

> As a conclusion, might I suggest that a bit automation facilitating
> a clear initial choice for a new database between embedding or not
> embedding data could be appreciated by users ?

What kind of automation do you have in mind? Something that creates
the external (empty) database, and sets up an .odb file to connect to
it, all in one wizard? That could be good, yes.

Anything that makes user's life easier / better is good; we take
patches :)

> Not embedding would simply mean that data files shall be stored in
> the same directory as the database document (.odb) and that the
> directory as a whole should be considered as the database.

Interesting idea. This allows some level of transportability (no
hardcoded path in the .odb), will be more robust and probably
faster. It needs some kind of file-based (as opposed to server-based)
database "obviously". We may have to pass an absolute path to the
DBMS layer, but we can ~easily construct that from the path to the
.odb file.

My first thought would be to name the database file(s) with the same
base name as the .odb file, so that there can be several such .odbs in
a directory.

I'd be happy to see patches to implement this concept.


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