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[Solved] JAVA dialog creating forms

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:16 pm
by dmb1319
I am trying to port an Access database over to ooDatabase. Trying to re-create forms with the ooDB Form Designer I am running into dialogs telling me:
"OpenOffice requires a Java runtime environment JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE and restart OpenOffice."

When I checked at the command prompt it reported:

java version "1.8.0_281"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_281-b09)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.281-b09, mixed mode)

I checked Windows Explorer and found this: C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_281\bin
AND this: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Oracle\Java\javapath
So, Java, apparently, in two paths. When I checked the PATH Environment variable, it includes as the first entry: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Oracle\Java\javapath

How do I correct whatever the problem is that is preventing ooDataBase from recognizing JAVA?
Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version 20H2
Installed on ‎Jun ‎19,‎2020
OS build 19042.867
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0

Re: JAVA dialog creating forms

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:35 pm
by Villeroy
Either you replace OpenOffice (32-bit) with LibreOffice (64-bit) or you add a 32-bit Java.

Better you stick with Access to edit your data. Connect a Base document to the Access database, so you can access your data in this office suites for form letters and calculation models.

Re: JAVA dialog creating forms

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:30 pm
by Villeroy
By the way: You can connect a Base document to your Access DB. This works without Java.
You can create forms. Form design mode works without Java. You just add form controls to an ordinary Writer document. The form wizard which requires Java is trash. It can not help you to rebuild any form you created in Access.
You can create queries without Java.
You can't create reports without Java.