On 01/02/2012 19:51, 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
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.
We use LO base and MySQL also with very nice results :-)
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
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