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On 02/16/2013 07:04 PM, Mark LaPierre wrote:
Hey All,

I need to link a database to several external spreadsheets.

A.> If I use the DB wizard to create a DB linked to a spreadsheet I get the table named by the name of the tab inside the spreadsheet. That's great but I can not add any more tables, linked or otherwise.

B.> If I add a new table by opening a spreadsheet in Calc, and then selecting the data in the spreadsheet, copying, and then pasting it into Base, with the table icon selected, I get a table with fixed data.

I need to do A.> to link to multiple external tables. I also need to be able to create additional tables that are not links to external spreadsheets.

A few weeks of perusing the manual, google, and the help files has not provided an answer.

Maybe I need to use MS Access.

Any suggestions?
You are using Base to connect to a spreadsheet. Because of that, you can only add, modify, nor remove data within the spreadsheet. So, if you want to add more tables, add more sheets that each has the data for a new table. Then save the spreadsheet, close and then reopen Base. The new tables should show up in the database. And as you have discovered, you will want to name each new sheet with the name you want for the table.
     I've done this several times.


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