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Hi :)
Errr, obviously if he's using Access then it must be Windows.  The only
other platform that MS Office has been able to port to was Mac and they
weren't able to port Access were they?

Anyway, i think that mean Peter could use some help porting an Access
database to either Postgresql, MySql/MariaDb or into Base itself and on
Regards from
Tom :)

On 28 September 2014 09:09, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
Has anyone here got experience with migrating Access databases to Base?

I have a strong feeling that migrating the Tables to Postgresql or
MySql/MariDb would be a better first step.

I'm not sure what platform Peter is on, sorry.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 28 September 2014 05:22, Peter Goggin <> wrote:

I am working through the documentation for the forms. To do this properly
I needed a data base. As I have an access data base which I want to convert
to Librebase I used this. I exported the tables from Access as Excel files,
opened them in Librecalc, saved them in native librecalc format. I made
sure the column definitions were correct for dates.

I copied the data cells and imported them into a Base table. I found a
problem with all fields which were created as text.  If I change the date
columns to date format I cannot save the new version of the base table
without losing the date data. Is there any way of importing data and
preserving the data format?

Many years ago using Oracle SQL I believe you could import text data into
an already created table if your text data had been properly formatted. Is
this possible with LibreBase?

Thanks for an advice.

This won't stop me from continuing to reviews the documentation but it
would be good to know how to import data , retaining the formatting and
data types.


Peter Goggin

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