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  • Base
Description of Base (short overview)
  • User Guides (Getting started with Base) - PDF
Getting started with Base
Learn how to create a database, queries, forms and reports and connect to and use other data sources within OOo-Base.
  • Base Manual Base Primer
Initial Authors: Andre 'Drew' Jensen, Frank Schoenheit, et al.
A short screenshot-guided overview on how to use Base.
  • Beginners - Example Database - Base Tutorial
Initial author: Andrew 'Drew' Jensen
This tutorial covers creating a first database using OOoBase. It is intended for those that have not used Base before or those that have never used any database manager.
  • Mid Level Base tutorial
Base Tutorial
Initial author: Mariano
-- under construction --
  • Base and Macros
Pitonyak's document
Initial author: Andrew Pitonyak
This documentation focuses on operating a database with the help of Macros.
  • Database: "ooBase", aka "Base"
Base Tutorial by
Initial author: TK Boyd
After a short introduction some every day tasks like importing data from other tables are explained.
  • Bringing data into OpenOffice 2.0's database
Initial author: Solveig Haugland
Screenshot guided tutorial on how to import data into Base.




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  • Sun Report Builder (Reference)
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  • Functions in Reports
Functions and Expressions
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  • Working basis to make the user guide better
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  • Using Macros in Database Files
'Specification to develope this functionality


  • Common tasks
Initial author: Andrew 'Drew' Jensen
Many good questions, no answers.


  • HSQLDB Tips and Tricks
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  • Base New Driver Tutorial

Initial author: Robert Vojta

This small How-To contains a simple step-by-step introduction on how to put your driver inside the connectivity module. The second part of this document covers differences between a driver in connectivity module and a driver in an UNO package.

  • Better Database Drivers

Initial author:Eric Bischoff

Some ideas for a better and simpler infrastructure for database drivers

  • Connecting to Microsoft Access

Initial author: Regina Henschel

These article describes how to connect to a Microsoft Access database file, if you use a MS Windows operating system.

  • Base - Database Drivers

  • Connecting with MySQL

An overview page

  • Native PostgreSQL Driver

  • SQL-lite Driver

  • mdb-sdbc-driver-0.1.0

Initial author: Wind Li (yl146652 [at] openoffice [dot] org)

It is a try to connect a Linux system to MS Access. There is no further development.

  • A working page

  • MSA-Base Faq

  • Firebird driver update for

Jaybird Base support



  • Base Example (Overview)

Initial author: Frank Schönheit

  • Standard Distributed Schema

Concrete Examples

  • A club membership database

Initial author: Andrew 'Drew' Jensen

Description of creating an example database

  • Base Example



Connecting To A Remote MySQL Database] (event. 1.x)



End user documentation



OOo Database Development
OOo Database QA
OOo General Database Info

Initial author : Mechtilde Stehmann 24 September 2007
Please do not change the logical content of this site without acknowledge of the author or the OOo QA Project Lead/Co-Leads. This side is linked by the online help.

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