Originally Posted by LauMars
LibreOffice Base and Calc are not databases.
The former is a front end to a database (so you'd be hooking up to something like MySQL) and the latter is just a spreadsheet so functions no more like a database than a vi is a desktop publishing package.
Not to hash up what is now a relatively old post, but as a database newb, what is the database part of Base? If Base is a front end of a database, then what is the database that it acts as a front end to? Is that database a part of Base as well?