Create a Database and Data Entry Form in OpenOffice.org Base
Nov 25, 2009, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"But why do you need databases? There are many reasons for this.
On the user end you can keep track of collections, keep track of
employee information, create sales reports, the possibilities are
limitless. But basically the database can be thought of as much
more powerful spreadsheet than can not only handle larger amounts
of data, but can also work with that data in many more ways. Also,
when keeping your records in a database, you make it possible for
other applications to access that data.
"Many users also assume creating a database in Linux can only be
done using the command line. That is also not true. With
OpenOffice.org Base, a database can be created using a very
user-friendly wizard. Even data entry is made simple with the help
of form creation wizards. That's correct, you can even use
OpenOffice.org Base to create a simple form that makes the entry of
"In this tutorial you will learn how to create a database and
then create a form so you can then enter data into your database.
All of this will be done within OpenOffice.org Base in version