jza at openoffice.org
Sat Oct 20 06:19:35 EDT 2007
On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 02:49:54 -0500, Lars Noodén <lars at umich.edu> wrote:
> Ian Lynch wrote:
>> Anyone use OpenOffice.org base or know of a FOSS database that solves
>> the problem below? I have to say I'm surprised that external data can't
>> be imported into Base, but then I don't use it and we deliberately
>> avoided file based databases in INGOTs because who uses them nowadays?
Actually most applications have some kind of internal database of some
sort. Things like an address book will more than linkely have a database
embedded into the application. Opera's email client stores all the email,
contacts and bookmarks on sqlite file within Opera. Even Google Gears uses
sqlite also for offline storage.
> I do know you can use OOo Base as a front-end for MySQL and that data
> can be imported and exported, but that knowledge comes via a friend who
> does just that using OOo and MySQL for at least one of his businesses
> (which is now large enough that he has hired others to manage the
> operations and employees).
> I'm not even a novice in OOo Base, so what your contact want *might* be
> doable but I am not the one with knowledge to explain it.
> But, as far as other tools go, have they tried Koffice's Kivio?
Kivio is not a database front end or back end. Maybe you meant Kexi. Kivio
is a Visio / Dia kind of app.
I have started using OOoBase and I think is pretty cool. I have used OOo
for a while, but just now I have been experimenting with OOoBase, there
are many things that people are working on and OOo's wiki is really taking
off as a documentation resource to make it easier to use OOobase.
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