[clug-talk] Help: OpenOffice Base
TekBudda at shaw.ca
Thu Aug 16 13:06:12 PDT 2007
I don't know if I am just mental or what, but I am running into a problem
and can't seem to figure out a solution.
Normally when I start designing a database I will create it in a spreadsheet
so I can play with the columns and such, before put the data into a databse.
But in the before time (Mad Max reference to the olden days ;-D) when I was
using MS Access more religiously I would go in, create a table then go into
a table view and begin entering data and worry about forms and such later.
Well...I figured I would try to do the same thing with OOoBase. So I
created a table in the native *.odb format and was all set to start entering
information. BUT...I went to open the table and no way to enter records.
SO then I thought create a form...BUT every attempt (so far) has had the
form in read-only or has crashed and caused an error. I thought part of the
problem could have been it being on a USB key, but I moved it from there to
the home folder adn the same thing. I seemed to be getting the same
behaviour on WinXP and Ubuntu 7.04 using a fairly recent version of OOo.
Can anybody shed some light.. or maybe slap me with a stick and get me on
the right track? It just seems very counterintuitive at this for
recommending OOo fully (at least the database portion) as a full drop-in
replacement for MS Office.
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