All of you.
Thanks very much for your kindness to bother answering - and for the
very interesting discussions.
My conclusion is that LO-Base (and OO-Base ?) is not yet - and perhaps
will not be as mentioned in the desciption at LO-Wikipedia: "A database
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_management_program>, similar to
Microsoft Access .. etc" <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Access>.
Its really pity because I think the usability of databases is
underrated; quite ordinary people should have plenty of use of databases
in their every day life if there only were free, easy installed, easy
customized templates and some efforts on marketing. I just got a fancy
idea that LO-/OO-Base could be that user-friendly solution.
Anyway, I still feel it worth trying to see if there should be a way to
get my 32bit LO-Base working!
I agree. I am a 72 years "oldtimer" with a pure interest to keep up.
When in office until about 10 years ago I worked quite a lot with
MSAccess and VBA & macros and got somewhat familiar with SQL too.
MSAccess alone was enough for quite complicated projects with
informative forms/reports and analyses.
So now it is not the MySQL/SQLite, it is the PHP-language and getting
the MySQL/PHP/Apache combination working that I feel uncomfortable - I
also have tried WASP.
Again - thanks and all the best!
On 1.2.2012 9:43, Alex Thurgood wrote:
Le 31/01/2012 22:07, Andreas Säger a écrit :
Am 31.01.2012 20:16, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
Yes, the dependency on Java JRE/JDK is a pain in the backside, but
unfortunately unavoidable if you want to use Base, at least for the
With no Java being installed, I can connect a Base document to any
non-Java database, write queries, draw input forms and use Calc as
And I would state that that is an "unusual" user setup. The user here
wants a relational database with subforms and reports and does not
want to use mysql, so where does that leave him her with regard to
Base - IMO, with HSQLDB, the stock db engine provided with LO. For
that, you need a JRE/JDK.
And Calc for reports is OK, much as is Writer, but for anything a bit
more than a simple report, the user will have to deal with not only
the idiosyncrasies of the respective tool used for creating the
report, plus, in general, learn to use macros. The whole benefit of
having a specific reporting tool (the Java based ORB extension) is
that this is suppose to ease that pain.
Personally, I'd love to be able to say, you get a great and easy to
use db reporting engine without Java in LO, but that is simply not the
case at the moment.
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