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Make a Database in Open office

Data Bases can be really helpful. They can be made for personal things, like a CD collection for example, or business, for something like how many cars they have. So now, I'm going to show you how to make a database in Openoffice.Org.
 
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Step 3: Step 1 of the wizard

On step one are your fields. Those are the information that will be in your database, whichever way you might choose to present it. As you can see, there's a picture of a database entry. This is a good example of what fields look like.

So, lets go over from the business bubble, to the personal bubble. (No pun intended)

There, there's a drop down menu called simple tables, and select CD-collection.

Then add Artist and AlbumTitle to your box on the right. I know that I'm not very good at explaining things, so you should probably check out the pictures.

Step 4: Wizard Step 2-4

So, now you're on step two. This is pretty much for advanced users, although there is one thing I use it for. There's a box for the name of the field, and you can change it. That's pretty much it. Now you can click next.

Step three is just another advanced feature. Just make sure "Automatically add a primary key" is selected.

Just click next on step 4 and off we go.
anfesoft1 year ago
I would like to connect my open office database with my website, how can I do that , any idea?
How does one display multiple entry fields on the same screen? I want to be able to edit the entire database at one time, rather than scrolling through fields one at a time. It should display something like the entry forms you see on the net, when registering for a new email address, or something like that.
declanthedork (author)  BlessedWrath5 years ago
Sorry, I'm not really sure. I'm a little rusty with Base now, but you could probably just play around with the settings. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
dchall85 years ago
Thanks for doing this. I was curious but not curious enough to load OO. It sounds like the OO database is more like Access than Filemaker Pro. Would you agree?
declanthedork (author)  dchall85 years ago
Yeah. It's definitely a lot more like Access