HSQLDB:Tips and Tricks
How to connect to a "normal" (not embedded) HSQL database?
How to migrate data between embedded and non-embedded HSQLDB?
How to know the version of the embedded HSQLDB?
You can determine the version of the embedded HSQLDB engine with the following Basic macro
Dim databaseURLOrRegisteredName As String databaseURLOrRegisteredName = "hsqldb" ' adjust this string to your needs. It needs to be the name of a registered database, ' or a complete URL
Dim databaseContext as Object databaseContext = createUnoService( "com.sun.star.sdb.DatabaseContext" )
Dim databaseDocument As Object databaseDocument = databaseContext.getByName( databaseURLOrRegisteredName )
Dim connection as Object connection = databaseDocument.getConnection( "", "" )
MsgBox "product version: " & connection.getMetaData().getDatabaseProductVersion()
End Sub Note that this will give you a version number such as "1.8.0", but not "22.214.171.124". To my best knowledge, this last digit in the HSQLDB version cannot be obtained by any means at runtime.