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Hi Charles, Alex,

Great survey already :-)
I have some little points I want to add.

Charles-H. Schulz wrote (14-09-11 21:32)

1) Users typology
- platform
- modules that are the most used (list all LibreOffice modules and
   allow the responding person to select each of them from 1 to 5)

2) About Base:

If using Base, do you use :
1) builtin (native) HSQLDB ;
2) another database engine (e.g. mysql, postgresql, H2, firebird,
DB2, etc)
3) if the answer to (2) was "Yes", which kind of database
engine ?
4) if the answer to (2) was "Yes" which kind of connector
(JDBC, ODBC, MySQL C Connector extension, postgresql connector
extension, some other driver etc) ?

If using Base, do you :
1) need it for personal/domestic use only
2) need it for small scale professional use
3) need it for large scale, multi-user, business or organisation use

I would insert the fourth (non-exclusive question):
4) do you use it as a replacement for MS Access?

I would add  "(possibly in combination with other applications)"

- how would you rate Base?  (choice between "it's bad, it's very
buggy, it's okay but it could be much better,  I really like it").

Scale of 1 to 5 (as in 1 for total agreement through indifferent (3)
to 5 total disagreement with the statement) ?

In general, it is better to avoid an odd number. By having 1-4, you force people to chose the better or worse side.

"What single feature or functionality would you most like to see fixed
rapidly ?"
(like I said, I'm not too happy with this kind of reasoning, especially
where there are several issues that vie for popularity in my own mind ;-))

The reason I deliberately inserted this question (I agree with your
rephrasing) is that I am interested to see whether we actually may find
one or several patterns in the answers. There are chances we'll get
noise, but it'd be telling to pick some trend.

And it will show what hinders users most in the current situation. Also handy to know.

3) Base in the future
- do you plan to use Base more or less in the future?

- do you plan to use Base as a front end to external DB or do you
plan to use it as a front end to the embedded HSQLDB?
- do you think LibreOffice should get rid of Base?
- If LibreOffice were to get rid of Base, what would you be using
as a front end to databases? (freeform answer).

 - Cor

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