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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2014

    Default Connection to Firebird DB

    I'm testing Pentaho server CE 5.0 and I'm trying to create a Database Connection to a Firebird db. I'm using Windows 8.1; the Pentaho server and the Firebird server run on the same machine.
    I've copied the jaybird-full-2.2.4.jar inside the lib directory of Tomcat.
    I've started the CE server and I've defined a connection using "Generic Database".
    The settings I'm using are:
    custom connection URL:

    custom driver class name:

    and the user name and password.
    When I test the connection I get this:

    Errore di connessione al database:
    Error occured while trying to connect to the database

    Error connecting to databaseusing class org.firebirdsql.jdbc.FBDriver)
    could not initialize class org.firebirdsql.gds.impl.GDSFactory


    I've tried the other JDBC URL as indicated in the Infocenter (JDBC Type 4, as per the jdbc driver), but it doesn't work.
    Did anybody try to connect to a Firebird DB successfully?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2014



    first of all, Your must have suitable jaybird for Your JRE version
    If You have JRE17, then download a

    With data-integration and report-designer it works very well, bun not
    with BI Server

    I've error like:

    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(
    at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(
    at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(
    at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11AprProcessor.process(
    at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11AprProtocol$Http11ConnectionHandler.process(
    at Source)
    Caused by: java.lang.ClassCastException: org.firebirdsql.gds.impl.oo.OOGDSFactoryPlugin cannot be cast to org.firebirdsql.gds.impl.GDSFactoryPlugin
    at org.firebirdsql.gds.impl.GDSFactory.loadPluginsFromClassLoader(
    at org.firebirdsql.gds.impl.GDSFactory.<clinit>(
    ... 88 more
    2014-10-31 08:34:12,399 ERROR [org.pentaho.platform.dataaccess.datasource.wizard.service.impl.ConnectionServiceImpl] Error end:

    Add data source with jaybird in report-designer
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