LinuxWorld: Trail of Tears: MySQL, ODBC & OpenOffice 1.0
Feb 11, 2003, 11:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"My friend Milt recently told me that he was having problems
getting MySQL and OpenOffice.org 1.0 to play together nicely.
Actually, 'having problems' is something of an understatement.
"Milt is not a newbie. He's been using personal computers since
before IBM's entry in the market. He does his own networking.
Through the years, he has made DOS and various flavors of Windows
do everything but make coffee. But when it came to getting MySQL
and OpenOffice connected with Linux (running SuSE), he was getting
"I started looking around for resources on the Internet that
might ease his pain. I found a wonderful 'how-to' piece called
'OpenOffice.org 1.0, ODBC and MySQL,' by John McCreesh. In the
introduction, McCreesh writes about OpenOffice.org 1.0's 'best kept
secret'--that secret being the fact that hidden away inside,
completely unknown to most OpenOffice users, is a user-friendly
front end for databases that is 'a Microsoft Access (and more)
equivalent.' That may be so, but there is a very good reason why
it's a secret: it's too damn hard getting OpenOffice and ODBC wired