Andreas Säger wrote:
Obviously, people disagree on these points. Some of it is a matter
of personal experience. I prefer to create a table using design view,
because I find it a bit limiting. However, if I am creating a table with
a composite primary key, I find the table wizard useful.
As far as creating a table in SQL, it all depends upon your typing
ability. I tend to make too many mistakes to use this method. Although
typing the SQL statements in a plain text editor and making corrections
helps. The copying the statements into the SQL dialog (Tools > SQL) then
works as it should.
So for people like me, using SQL is harder than using design view
and much more error prone. I get too many errors with no idea as to why.
You must never use a wizard to create a table. The table wizard makes too
many wrong assumption about what you need.
It is easy to create a table in design view. It is even easier to create a
table in SQL. Certain features are only accessible through SQL.
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1) If you are just beginning to use Base and are not well versed in how
databases work, you probably should download the Getting Started Guide
for LO. (Or you could just download the "Getting Started with Base"
2) If you understand how to create tables, design view might be a good
choice to use.
3) If you understand SQL, use it. You will need to get the HSQLDB user
guide version 1.8. I'm not sure where you can get it though; perhaps
someone else knows.
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