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brianfay
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:11 am    Post subject: Need a starter book for base Reply with quote

I've been trying for the past couple years to keep my gradebook in Calc and it has worked well, but often when I have come upon a problem in Calc and posted it, people have told me that I should be using a database. Well, allright, I'm ready. I've got the beta of 2.0 and want to learn how to use the database program.

Does anyone have a good suggestion for a book or tutorial that will get me started?

I'm pretty good with Calc and Writer and ready to get into this thing. I know that there are gradebook programs out there, but where's the fun in that?

I would appreciate any suggestions any of you might have. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: Slim pickings Reply with quote

brianfay

There doesn't really seem to be much in the way OOoBase specific documentation yet. I know that Andrew Pitonyak is looking at putting something together, but have no idea how far along he is. In looking at the OOAuthors site to see what is happening with a Base users manual there seems to be nothing past an outline. But I think work has begun on fleshing that out that outline.

You can find information in the SDK documentaiton either on-line at he OpenOffice site, or you could download it to your machine.

Sun has their SO8 documentation now, you might pop over there and pull that down. I haven't looked at it yet but they ought to have something about Base.

If you are looking for things on say database design in general, there are number of resources on the web. The native engine in OOBase is pretty well a standard implementation of the SQL92 standard so pretty much anything you find on that would be a start.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might start here

http://www.utexas.edu/its/windows/database/datamodeling/index.html
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