Database/Drivers/MySQL Native/Known Problems
This page lists the currently known problems with the MySQL Native Driver, aka MySQL Connector/OOo.
Empty schemata not shown
Create an empty schemata/database. Create a new Base database which connects to an empty MySQL database. The MySQL database is not shown.
Reason: OOo calls getTables() - no tables - schema not displayed. Setting might even be cached - verify that database becomes visible after creating table (from mysql prompt) in schema.
DECIMAL shown as TEXT
Base shows numerical DECIMAL columns as TEXT (in the table design?).
I'm 95% sure C/C++ and C/OOo report a proper column type.
Create a new Base database that connects to a MySQL schemata "test". Have "test" in the connection settings! OOo will ignore it and query MySQL for all tables in all schematas, and also display all those tables.
As a consequence the user will see all schemata he has access to not only the schemata/database "test" as requested in the connection settings