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Old 09-23-2005, 11:26 AM   #1
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Open Office BASE

Hey all,

I've been assigned some database work for a local political campaign, and they all use Microsoft Access. I know BASE is compatible with access format, and I've never been anything but pleased with OpenOffice, but I was wondering, before I actually try using this for something important, whether there are any issues I should know about when integrating with a bunch of Access users (which all of the other designated database people are). Will I be able to use this without them telling a difference?
Old 09-23-2005, 07:19 PM   #2
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Base can read Access tables and queries, but I have found that it cannot read Access forms. So, if the inability to either a) use Access forms natively or b) roll out Base to your users so you can implement the forms natively in OOo, you've hit a showstopper.

if there is a way to run Access forms and access VBA please correct me (and point me to the docs, it would save me a ton of work in porting Access/VBA apps)


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