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Hi again,
First Tom:
I will try. Let us see what comes from the deeps of my mind and if I can find some old projects to investigate so I can give an understandable answer - I'm a little afraid that not.

Thank you for very interesting info. Please note that I am talking from a consumers point of view in no way professional in databases. When I worked with MSAccess I plainly saw it as a program - a tool - and tried to learn how to get it producing the needed results, how to do data input - data mixing and processing - data output. The background philosophy and programming details were of no interest - I did not even know to ask. Knowing could have been of help. I am aware of what you say about "real" relational dbs; my intention is to do the ODBC connection (or JDBC if necessary) between LO-Base and (e.g.) MySQL but if I'm correct the LO-Base (32bit) must first start working stable with or without a JRE.
That's why I now put my question "how" to your admirable community.
Best regards

On 1.2.2012 20:51, Andreas Säger wrote:
Am 01.02.2012 19:36, Pertti Rönnberg wrote:
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
management program
<>, similar to
Microsoft Access .. etc" <>.

The difference amounts to a multi-million Dollar budget and a decade of development. OOo Base was maintained by 2 Sun/Oracle employees.

It is similar to Access. Access is named Access because you can access databases with it. In *addition* Access provides the JET database engine which embeds a database backend in the frontend file. Unfortunately, most people work with JET which is why Access has a bad reputation among professionals. I've seen very nice Access frontends for MySQL databases.

Base connects ODF documents with databases. In *addition* it can embed a HSQLDB into the frontend file which is basically a zip archive with configuration and Writer documents. Unfortunately, most people use the embedded HSQLDB which is why Base has such a bad reputation.

If you ever had created some relational database backend using any database specific, mature tool for the database, you would acknowledge how straight-forward Base connects your database with this office suite.

Simply do your database with a database program. Base is not a database program.

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