with Base.'s Database Component All trademarks within this guide belong to their legitimate owners. Authors. Dan Lewis .. information about the use of databases, see the Database Guide. Note. OOo Base. User Guides (PDF) Getting Started Guide - V Math Guide - (April 28) - KB. Calc Guide - V3. PDF generated using the open source mwlib toolkit see longmogedwapor.cfress. com/ for more information. BASIC. Guide.

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Is there a Base User Guide (complete guide) v or up available in pdf to download. I cannot find it. Thanks. Last edited by Hagar Delest on. All trademarks within this guide belong to their legitimate owners. Contributors. Jochen Schiffers. Hazel Russman. Dan Lewis. Robert Großkopf. database applications with Base, summaries from this text and form with them your own reference manual later. Base is a PDF document.

Reduce image resolution: Lower-DPI dots per inch images have lower quality. EPS images with embedded previews are exported only as previews.

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EPS images without embedded previews are exported as empty placeholders. Some tags that are exported are table of contents, hyperlinks, and controls. This option can increase file sizes significantly. You may not want this! Most often you will choose the PDF format. Export automatically inserted blank pages: If selected, automatically inserted blank pages are exported to the PDF.

This is best if you are printing the PDF double-sided. For example, books usually have chapters set to always start on an odd-numbered right-hand page. When the previous chapter ends on an odd page, OOo inserts a blank page between the two odd pages. This option controls whether to export that blank page. The selections should be self-explanatory. Some of these choices are particularly useful when you are creating a PDF to be used as a presentation or a kiosk-type display. Window options section Resize window to initial page.

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Center window on screen. Causes the PDF viewer window to be centered on the computer screen. Open in full screen mode. Causes the PDF viewer to open full-screen instead of in a smaller window.

Figure 4: Changing field types. If any of these fields requires an entry, set Entry required to Yes.

If Entry required is set to Yes, this field must have something in it. For example if FirstName has Entry required set to Yes, having an entry with the first name missing will not be allowed.

In general, only set Entry required to Yes if something must always be put in that field. By default, Entry required is set to No. Otherwise, leave Entry required as No.

Length: Unless you have an album title that exceeds characters in length counting the spaces, do not change the length. In Base the maximum length of each field must be specified on creation. It is not easy to change this later, so if in doubt specify a greater length. This format only uses the actual number of characters in a field up to the limit set.

So, a field containing 20 characters will only use space for 20 characters even if the limit is set at So, two album titles containing 25 and 32 characters respectively will use space for 25 and 32 characters and not characters.

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Artist: Use the Default setting. And since music has authors, set Entry Required to Yes. Date downloadd: Length: default setting. Entry required should be No. You may not know the date.

Notes: No changes are required. Your allowable number of tracks will be Photo: Use the default settings. When you have finished, click Next. Each field also has a Field Type. In Base the field type must be specified. These types include text, integer, date and decimal.

If the field is going to have general information in it for example a name or a description then you want to use text. If the field will always contain a number for example a price the type should be decimal or another appropriate numerical field. The wizard picks the right field type, so to get an idea of how this works, see what the wizard has chosen for different fields. Step 3: Set primary key. Create a primary key should be checked. Select option Use an existing field as a primary key.

In Fieldname drop down list, select CollectionID. Check Auto value if it is not already checked. A primary key uniquely identifies an item or record in the table. For example, you might know two people called "Randy Herring" or three people living at the same address and the database needs to distinguish between them. The simplest method is to assign a unique number to each one: number the first person 1, the second 2 and so on.

Each entry has one number and every number is different, so it is easy to say "record ID ". This is the option chosen here: CollectionID is just a number assigned automatically by Base to each record of this table.

There are more complex ways of doing this, all answering the question "How do I make sure that every single record in my database can be uniquely identified? If desired, rename the table at this point. If you rename it, make the name meaningful to you. For this example, make no changes. Leave the option Insert data immediately checked.

Click Finish to complete the table wizard. Close the window created by the table wizard. You are now back to the main window of the database with the listing of the tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Top of page Creating a table by copying an existing table If you have a large collection of music, you might want to create a table for each type of music you have. Rather than creating each table from the wizard, you can make a copy of the original table. Each table can be named according to the type of music contained in it. Click on the Tables icon in the Database pane to see the existing tables. Right-click on the CD-Collection table icon.

Select Copy from the context menu. Move the mouse pointer below this table, right-click, and select Paste from the context menu. The Copy table window opens.

Change the table name to Pop and click Next. Since all the Fields already have the proper File Type formating, no changes should be needed.

However, this is the time and place to make these changes if they are needed. See Caution below for the reason why. Click Create. The new table is created. Once tables have been created using the wizard, editing them is limited. The Primary key can not be changed in any way.

It is possible to add new fields and remove fields.

If you have an existing database already created, you can connect to it either with the first screen you see in OpenOffice. There is limited support for Microsoft Access databases. Imagine you want to record the products that customers order from your company. You could use a spreadsheet with one customer per row, but one customer might order many products.

You could use a spreadsheet with one order per row, but you may have to type in customer name and address repetitively for many orders. In situations such as this, you are better off using a database rather than a spreadsheet.

The difference between databases and spreadsheets is that while spreadsheets can contain records often a row in a spreadsheet and data fields which is just a particular type of data - often a column header in a spreadsheet , databases can also contain relationships between records. These can be one-to-many relationships or many-to-many relationships. When you specify the relationships between tables you can also specify referential integrity so that data can't be entered which contradicts related data in another table.

Wizards are simply a way of describing a step-by-step approach in making software easier for the user, usually choosing an option and clicking Next. On launching Base you are presented with a Database Wizard which offers you the choice of creating a database, opening or connecting to an existing one. Choose Create a Database to begin with and click Next. Choose to register the database , don't worry this is only done locally and can help other modules of OpenOffice. Don't choose the Table wizard just yet and save and name your database in a convenient location.

For now, use OpenDocument Database format, though this will probably be already automatically selected as the default. Why save it already? Because data such as records will be saved automatically as it is being entered into a database.

You should now be presented with the main interface. On the left is the Database column which contains four options sometimes called modules ; Tables, Queries, Forms and Reports.

A table will be the closest aspect of database to resemble an ordinary spreadsheet.

Choose Use Wizard to Create Table. There are four steps Select fields , Set types and formats , Set primary key and Create table. Click next and you can adjust the field characteristics. Click next and make sure Create a primary key is checked and Automatically add a primary key. Click next and the table name should read whatever Sample table you chose.The Enter key can also be used to move from field entry to field entry. Method 1 If there is only one installation of Microsoft Office on the computer, follow these steps to repair Microsoft Office: Type appwiz.

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Reports are like queries but offer more layout options for outputting your query results. Follow the directions in Creating tables in Design View. Then it becomes a 0. The structure is achieved by organizing the data according to a database model.

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