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On 17.4.2012 12:34, ptoye wrote:
Andreas Säger wrote
Why can't you run SQL update queries? This is trivial to do in SQL. The
SQL is trivial to execute by macro.
If you desparately want a graphical query designer for
update/insert/delete queries, then you should write one and store your
queries somewhere in the .odb container.

Of course I can. If I can find out how to do it.

But this isn't the point, is it? The real point is that database front-ends
and macro languages are meant to make life easy, not difficult. You seem to
dislike "sugar" - worried about your diameter? The computer was made for
man, not man for the computer. Why not program in assembler - gives you much
more control and isn't really that hard (I speak from years of assembler
experience and with my tongue firmly in my cheek)?

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Well said Peter!

I totally and completely agree with you and Ian Whitfield.

And thanks to Ian for the tips about Kexi – I am almost ready for anything but LibO-Base.

Since the beginning of this year I have been trying to create a similar member register about a boy scout organization’s senior leaders also collecting memorable info from gone days – before these leaders are gone. The most I got from the efforts is waste of time and frustration.

A week ago Dan Lewis kindly sent to me drafts on documentation about creating a Base-db. It is very well written, clear, logic, easy to follow – but it is a draft, written in 2010 for OpenO. As far as I could see, there are nothing similar for LibO-Base yet.

Regarding LibO-Base’s situation today, very much should be helped if that Dan’s documentation should be completed and finished and included in the LibO’s (Base) introduction.

(When following Dan’s documentation I also noticed that in LibO-Base you can create a form /_based on a query_/ only using the Form Wizard – Design View allows you to create a form /_only based on a table = one table!_/)

To the LibO-folks and developers I repeat:

Stop developing LibO-Base;go back to the latest stable version and start to complete it and repair all discrepancies in the program and between the program and it’s documentation!

There is so much good done in LibO-Base so why not get the rest OK? So it at least should meet the promises in advertising.! Without problems!

What (in @!?*@!??) can be the clever idea with having in LibO-base a embedded HSQL v.1.8 that is not supported any more when the latest version is 2.2.x? What about e.g. SQLite?

As Peter said:thus making the life easier -- and if not easier but not more difficult!


Pertti Rönnberg

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