Streamlined way to connect to Apache Open Office databases?

I'm working with a system that employs databases in the OpenOffice '.odb' format.

These are essentially HSQL databases that have been zipped up with some other metadata.

Now the IntelliJ data viewer works fine with HSQL, so if I unzip the '.odb' file, I can connect, then rezip it when I'm done -- it turns out to be easier to just use OO directly.

But if there were a way to just have IntelliJ connect to the 'odb' file, life would be better.  Does anyone out there have a streamlined way they do this?

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Seems that no direct way at the moment. IDEA works with databases using JDBC drivers, so you just need a JDBC driver for .odb. But I searched the web and did not find one.



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