I'd like to announce the availability of the version 0.6.1 of the native
postgresql driver for OpenOffice.org database API for windows and linux x86.
The driver's homepage can be found here:
Compared to Version 0.6.0, there are only two changes (see below). In
case, the described problems don't affect you, there is no reason to
* Data type handling
Some postgresql data types are not yet correctly suppported by the
driver ( arrays, blobs and 'esoteric types' such as circle, point,
etc.). In prior version, values of this type were not displayed by the
driver at all. Now, they are shown in their default string
representation, which also allows modification of the values.
All these types get currently mapped to the OOo Memo type, this is
recognizable in the Edit-table window, where they are grouped together
in the type selection box.
* Named parameters in prepared statements (or subform support)
In prior versions, only a '?' as a placeholder in prepared statements
was supported, which did not work out properly with subforms. Now
additionally named parameters (e.g. ':x' or ':myvar') are supported,
which allows full subform support.
About the driver:
The driver allows to directly use the postgresql database from
OpenOffice.org without any other wrapper layer such as odbc or jdbc.
The driver is aimed at the 1.1 OpenOffice.org versions, it should not
work with OOo1.0.x trees. It should work with OOo2.0 developer versions,
but this has not been tested yet.
It should work with all postgresql servers of the 7.3.x and 7.4.x
versions, 7.2.x is known not to work.
PS: followups in dev(at)dba(dot)openoffice(dot)org
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