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Thank you Alex and Drew.
I'll try your suggestions today.
I appreciate your help!

One more question if I might.
If I understand correctly, HSQLDB is being replace by Firebird.  So I'd
like the engine to be Firebird so I don't end up with an issue in the
How does one know that Firebird is being used?

On Thu, 19 Mar 2020 at 05:52, Alexander Thurgood <>

Le 19/03/2020 à 01:57, bunk3m a écrit :

As Drew has said, you can use your existing flat file in several ways :

1) Go via the empty ODB file method to drag the linked XLSX sheet from
your first ODB file to the second, empty ODB file and then follow the
import wizard.

2) Create an empty ODB file and keep it open. Open your XLSX sheet
directly in LO Calc. Select all of the data including column headers,
that you want to import.
Drag and drop this selected data onto your open ODB.
Use the import wizard options to configure the way you want the data to
be imported into a new table that will be created as a result of the
drag and drop maneuver.

Be aware that the import wizard isn't perfect, depending on the version
of LO you are using, it might cause you a bit of grief, so double-check
afterwards that it has done what you wanted (within the confines of what
it can actually do, of course). You might find that some post-import
database alteration statements might be necessary.


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