OpenOffice.org Database Connectivity
Open up your databases
Databases are often thought to be strictly for techies. If you don't talk Structured Query Language (SQL), then your database won't talk to you. OpenOffice.org 1.1 changes all that. Its Database User Tools gives you all the tools you need for day to day database work in a simple spreadsheet-like form. They also make it simple to 'drag and drop' data into other OpenOffice.org 1.1 programs like Calc and Writer.
Maintaining your data
Using OpenOffice.org 1.1, you can:
Using OpenOffice.org 1.1, you can not only browse your data, but also:
For simple database applications, OpenOffice.org 1.1 supports dBASE (.dbf) databases without any additional software.
For more advanced requirements, OpenOffice.org 1.1 supports the MySQL database natively*, or any database through ODBC and JDBC drivers. There is a MySQL / OpenOffice.org 1.0 HOW-TO on the unixODBC site.
* - Requires the installation of a Java Runtime Environment (a free download).
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