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On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 9:23 PM, Mark LaPierre <> wrote:

Hey Alex,

So what you are saying is that I can create a LO Base DB that references
tables stored in the standalone HSQLDB database with the JDBC connector,
and use that .odb file as a back end to another LO Base DB which acts as
a front end?  I've read, and been told on this mail list that LO Base
can't do that.  If I could do that I wouldn't need the standalone
HSQLDB, just a plain .odb file with some tables in it.

I've been trying to get this set up for months with no success.  I could
have done all this and more with Microsoft Access in just a few days.
This really shouldn't be this hard.

I think I need someone to hold my hand through the creation of just one
very simple LO Base DB with just two tables in it.


I think your confusion lies in equating an .odb file with an Access
database. The .odb file never contains the data. It is a sort of registry
that points to wherever the data is. Thus, Base is the front end, a real
database is the back end, and the .odb file serves as the intermediary (to


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