"A database of its own is one of the most-requested features for
OpenOffice.org, and the development team came through with Base. So
there's a solution built in to OpenOffice for those whose needs for
storing and viewing data exceed recording everything in a
spreadsheet. Most businesses or organizations of any size do
require something more.
"You don't need to keep paying for your license to Microsoft
Access. (OpenOffice.org 1.x did connect to Access and a host of
other databases.) You don't need to mess with JDBC (unless you want
to). And you don't need to learn a more complex open source
database. You just choose File > New > Database. That's
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