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Old 12-02-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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i just installed openoffice 2.0 on win98 machine
i have my openoffice 1.3 on my linux 2.6.8....installed via rpm...

now customiziong win offers also a database like winaccess ..
does open office 2.0 for linux offer the same option : a database manager ?
or to use a database i have to use mysql (server & client) ?
thanks in advance
Old 12-02-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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OpenOffice 2 includes the "base" component that has database functionality. OpenOffice 1 and 2 both have ODBC capabilities that let you connect to external data sources such as mysql.

It is the same system used on linux and windows.
Old 12-03-2005, 05:30 AM   #3
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thanks for the answer
now i have a second question:
if openoffice has the odbc driver...then i will be able to
manipulate data with an external pgm passing the odbc
connection string ?

thanks in advance



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