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On 06/02/2012, Dan Lewis <> wrote:
      Or maybe the failure is the refusal to understand the purpose for
each part of a database. Tables and forms are for adding, modifying, and
deleting data. Queries and reports are for data output. If you want to
enter data, you use a table or form. If you want to manipulate data, you
use queries. (With Report Builder, you can also manipulate data in a

Shouldn't we as users contribute to encouraging other users to always
think: what is the most appropriate use for the job? How many
questions posted are the result of making a mistake to use a
spreadsheet when a database is more appropriate?

     I wonder how many people who use LO have read chapter 8 of the
Getting Started Gude, "Getting Started with Base"? I know that I have
very seldom seen a comment about its contents. (I wrote it and am
presently updating it. I'm also working on the Base Guide in its

Somebody mentioned tutorials about open office base; very good
information. Maybe the authors responsible for calc should add more
conceptual advice about whether certain tasks are best performed in
base, not calc.

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