Back in my Mainframe days, I had to write a General Ledger Accounting
system in COBOL [not my choice] with a "master" database file[s] used
for more than just accounting. If anyone wants to choose to say
packages like Base is not good or some other negative term, ask them to
try and write the database package from scratch with programming
languages that are not designed to be a "flexible" as the modern
I have not used Access since 2000 or 2003, so I have not used Base,
except to try it once and awhile.
To be honest, one reason why we do not have much Base documentation is
the simple fact that there are not as many people out there that know
Base well enough and can write documentation. It is much easier to find
Writer and Calc documentation, since more people use it and understand
it better than Base. That does not mean that Base is not a good
package, just one that it not used as in-dept by as many people as the
other parts of LO.
On 10/09/2012 05:01 PM, Ferry Toth wrote:
I use it at the office for time registration and invoicing. At home for
the Taekwon-do club membership.
It's actually marvelous in combination with postgresql SDBC driver. And
actually useful as it is so easy to get your data to Calc, more useful
then I remember Access.
It always hurts a bit when people who don't use databases say that Base
is not good, databases are not useful etc.
I know a lot of people that never use a spreadsheet either. But I think
LO wouldn't be complete with Calc or Base.
My experience: de builtin hsql backend was very slow last time I tried,
sqlite unusefull, mysql OK but I couldn't find anything like PG Admin to
So, if you have the choice, go for postgresql.
Wolfgang Keller schreef op za 06-10-2012 om 21:34 [+0200]:
I am going to stick my head above the parapet and say it should have
an embedded database functionality that is secure and reliable.
Since recently, LO comes with a native driver for PostgreSQL. That's
probably the best thing that the LO developers have done for quite
some time. Since it makes LO Base actually useable *and a lot better*
than Access (which is unusable with PostgreSQL).
That is an essential requirement for entry-level users that have only
ever used Access.
Reliability? As an essential requirement for Access users?
Access is a pathological data shredder.
For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to: email@example.com
Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted
[libreoffice-users] loadComponentfromUrl · Walther Koehler
[libreoffice-users] Help request on CALC charts' features · Viral Orpe
- Re: [libreoffice-users] documentation for LO base (continued)
Impressum (Legal Info)
: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images
on this website are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is
licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2
"LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are
registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are
in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective
logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use
thereof is explained in our trademark policy