Bug 104307 - Replace error message "No SDBC driver was found for the given URL" with a helpful one
Summary: Replace error message "No SDBC driver was found for the given URL" with a hel...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Error-Messages
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Reported: 2016-11-30 23:50 UTC by Kalle Richter
Modified: 2022-12-16 09:55 UTC (History)
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Description Kalle Richter 2016-11-30 23:50:10 UTC
Opening the default address data source in LibreOffice on Ubuntu 16.10 causes the error `No SDBC driver was found for the given URL`. This error message is unhelpful and the user needs to dig through tons of search engine results to figure out what it actually means (one has to install LibreOffice from the website). The error message thus needs to be enhances with this information at least. There might be other causes for the error message, so they probably need to be added as well.

Actual Results:  
Unhelpful error message

Expected Results:
Helpful error message

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2016-12-01 11:32:46 UTC
Unfortunately, this is not a problem with LibreOffice itself, but with the packaging made by Ubuntu that has made the conscious decision not to install Base by default with the rest of LibreOffice.

So, the problem lies with Ubuntu packaging. If you download LibreOffice from the TDF website, Base is always installed along with the other modules.
Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2016-12-04 04:30:27 UTC
The error message could use some improvements, though.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-12-05 09:37:38 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Timur 2020-10-16 12:14:04 UTC
Unlike comment 1, this seems like LO problem of not informing user of the problem. 
Repro 7.1+ in Windows while testing mailmerge bug 137510 with ODS database.