Base bug 36087

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Wed Jul 11 01:35:17 PDT 2012

On Sun, Apr 08, 2012 at 12:17:53PM +0100, Mark Stanton wrote:

> (...) this bug (...) does point to the wider issue of exporting data
> from Base.

The "ideal" would be JDBC / ODBC / ... drivers for .odb files ;)

> Having to cut and paste from Base to Calc doesn't really seem like a
> good idea,

Indeed. Menu Data / DatPilot seems like a much better way to do it; it
creates a link so that the data can be refreshed from source.

Or press "F4", then drag'n drop it to your sheet. This seems to make a

> What's best to do about this?  Think about it and make a proposal?

If someone wants to do a direct CSV / TSV / dBase export directly from
Base, yeah, that would be practical for users.

Maybe the export code could export to an arbitrary sdbc URL?


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