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On 11/03/2014 13:23, jomali wrote:

Hi John,

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

I agree with everything you have written, except that, by default, if
you use the wizard to create a "standard" (and I use that term very
loosely) ODB file, LO creates an ODB file which embeds its own
hsqldb-compatible data into the file and then uses the LO-shipped
hsqldb.jar to be the db engine. This is where it gets confusing for
people wanting to split out their data from their forms, queries,
reports, etc.


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