On 19/01/2015, at 4:43, Rich Shepard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Step 4 is 'Save and Proceed' which is where my choices do not produce the
result I expect.
The top portion of the dialog box has 2 radio buttons: do I want to
register the database with Base? I assume so, but the help button moves the
open firefox to that virtual desktop and presents a page with no
information. What are the effects of registering and not registering the
database with Base?
It is a good idea to register the database as then the data is accessible to the Writer and Calc
programs under "View Data Source"
The DATABASE terminology confusion!!!!
The problem is the "Database" terminology. Unfortunately there are two times the word Database gets
used, once when you create a database such as SQLlite or MySQL, etc. and once when you create a
'front end" to your database.
LibreOffice Base can be a database!! but in your case the database is SQLlite and the LibreOffice
Base is just a way of working with the data from the SQLlite database.
When you save the newly created connection to the database by giving your Base file a name you are
in fact creating the front end, NOT a database!!
So once you save this "front end" file and open it you will find all your SQLlite tables, views,
procedures, etc. displayed in the front end and you can then edit or work with the data in the
If your connection to the database is good you can now control the input and extracion of data
using your Base front end.
Hope this all makes sense?
SO go ahead register your "database" (which in fact is registering the Base front end) and when
asked to save the new file you can give it any name you like as you are saving the "front end" to
For instance I have a real database on a MySQL server called "sanmadb" , the front end (in Base) on
my laptop is called "Sanma Central Database".
The accountants base front end is called "Sanma Finances" but both front ends connect and get their
data from the same MySQL database ("sanmadb").
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