OO 2.0 Question 9963
OO 2.0 Question 9964
Quantum Leaper Agreed that the db part is not an Enterprise-level tool, but the querying and...
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OO 2.0 Question 9965
John Bailo I see that. Of course, it's not the standard usage of cut and paste between apps the world has used for 10 years - it's a special, strange OSS version where you highlight...
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You know what I'm about to say, so get ready: version 1.9.113 (beta 2.0) for Windows of OpenOffice Base is pure crap. That's all there is to it. You can huff and puff and insult me and deny all you want. You'll still be sitting there with no data moving in or out of the system, unless it's hand-keyed or extracted from another database. And I'll still be right.
Now it might be that the db engine itself (a Java implementation as I understand) is decent and has capabilities not revealed or available from the OO interface. If so, great. But too bad for the OO users, who will suffer with a basically unusable tool.
From what I've seen, this OO Base program is far less useful and powerful than MS Access 1.1 in 1993.
It can't be done right now. In fact, if you try to cut and paste from a 3-column Calc sheet into a 3-column Base table, it tries to paste all the data in the first column of the table. There's no import or export feature - you can't even cut and paste data in or out. I added 4 records to an OOBase table, highlighted-copied a single column and it wouldn't paste that into a Calc sheet.
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Do yourself a favor and download my freebie Access 2003 project development-invoicing system from with a real db-client tool. Feel free to use it for your own needs.
Then pony up a little bit of money (ie, here's the full version of Access97 for $10.50 and buy yourself Access 97 or 2000 or 2003, and get on with your life instead of wasting hours on a frustrating, ridiculous piece of code like OO Base.