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NewsForge: Hooking OOo to MySQL

Jul 21, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Did you know that you can connect the OpenOffice.org office suite to a MySQL database? By combining the power of these two open source applications you can do things like generating personalized sales letters from the customer data stored on your servers. Let's walk through the process using OOo's database wizard.

  • "Start OOo and click File, New, and Database.
  • "On the Database Wizard screen, click the 'Connect to an existing database' button and use the drop down 'Database type' menu to select MySQL. Click Next..."

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