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On 17/04/2012 23:58, Andreas Säger wrote:
Am 17.04.2012 19:23, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
It looks like most of this can be done without touching Base itself? Is LO able to use databases in this way already? Is it something that could be passed to the devs list an/or the BoD discussion list? Something like this could be phrased to capture the imagination, Saying it's the old way might put them off.
Regards from
Tom :)

I use to use Base like this. I connect a Base document to HSQL 2.8 databases with forms and reports on the desktop (spreadsheet reports are sufficient for us). The Base container is nothing but a configuration file storing the connection URL, SQL query strings and the default log-in (and I left some rarely used admin forms in it).
My users do not know anything about the database document.
The content of the database document could be some XML and query strings in the configuration tree (just like it used to be in OOo 1).

We are using OO-LO as a front end to connect to MySQL, we no longer use the LO-forms etc , but we usesDialogs and their controls (also Drids and the DataSourceBrowser)who are feeded with the MySQL-data. Reporting is done by feeding WriterDocs with the data, or Calc-spreadsheets for data oriented reports. Exporting to a spreadsheet is very slow when feeding the sheet cell by cell. But using the "doimport" on a cell range is lightning fast. For Connecting, we use the NativeConnector. We trie to avoid using a OO-LO dbase doc(fro safty reasons) and connect directly using the DriverManager. This method has a important drawback, The DataSourceBrowser is not working without connecting with dbaseDoc. when low volume selections (100 lines)using the GridControls is very use full but becomes to slow for big selections, here is the DataSource browser a possible workaround. GridControls however have the advantage that we can "color" every line, whats make it far more user friendly. This system is used by 100 users , who can do all their tasks with only using OO-LO



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