Possible bug(s) in Base.?

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Possible bug(s) in Base.?

James Elliott
Firstly, congratulations on OOo 2.0    I have been an OOo user from the
first release (1.0), and a great advocate of it, but only recently
downloaded version 2.0 (stable), and I must say that it is fantastic -
something to be very proud of and definitely the world's best office suite.

I was particularly excited by the inclusion of Base.  I played with Base in
the Beta version, but was like a kid with a new toy with the latest release
of it.  It looks and feels fantastic I learned Access at Uni and Base is so
excellent, and user friendly as well.  Please don't take this as any form of
criticism, because I am sure that Base will soon take over as the desktop
relational database of choice, but here are a few little challenges I have,
which might be bugs, or might mean that I need to learn Base properly before
putting it into routine use.

I defined a couple of tables:
tblCustomers (Primary Key: CustID) &
tblJobs (PK: JobNumber .... Foreign Key: CustID)

Then I used the wizard to produce two forms:
frmCustomers (with a subform based on tblJobs, related through CustID), &
frmJobs (with a subform based on tblCustomers, related through CustID).

I was impressed with the form I saw in the background, behind the wizard
dialogue box.  I ticked the "Start working with the form" checkbox and then
clicked "Finish"  (I intended to use the form to add data to the tables)

Then the wizard closed down;  the form closed down;  Open Office closed
down; and the Quick Starter disappeared from the System Tray near the clock
(Windows XP SP2).

Am I doing something wrong?

I got a bit further last night, by populating the tables first before
creating the forms, but came unstuck when I renamed a table:  I renamed
"Customers" TO "tblCustomers".  I was not surprised when I went to look at
one of the above forms and received an error message saying that the form
could not be populated because table Customers could not be found (my fault
for renaming it) - but I could not get rid of the error message by clicking
in the OK button and OOo was effectively frozen.  When I used Task Manager
(Ctrl+Alt+Del) to close the error dialogue box, everything closed, as
described above, including the Quick Starter .... plus, I lost all the test
data I had entered into the two tables I had created.

I would be glad to hear your comments.

Kind regards,  James Elliott


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Re: Possible bug(s) in Base.?

CPHennessy
On Sun November 20 2005 07:09, James Elliott wrote:

> Firstly, congratulations on OOo 2.0    I have been an OOo user from the
> first release (1.0), and a great advocate of it, but only recently
> downloaded version 2.0 (stable), and I must say that it is fantastic -
> something to be very proud of and definitely the world's best office suite.
>
> I was particularly excited by the inclusion of Base.  I played with Base in
> the Beta version, but was like a kid with a new toy with the latest release
> of it.  It looks and feels fantastic I learned Access at Uni and Base is so
> excellent, and user friendly as well.  Please don't take this as any form
> of criticism, because I am sure that Base will soon take over as the
> desktop relational database of choice, but here are a few little challenges
> I have, which might be bugs, or might mean that I need to learn Base
> properly before putting it into routine use.
>
> I defined a couple of tables:
> tblCustomers (Primary Key: CustID) &
> tblJobs (PK: JobNumber .... Foreign Key: CustID)
>
> Then I used the wizard to produce two forms:
> frmCustomers (with a subform based on tblJobs, related through CustID), &
> frmJobs (with a subform based on tblCustomers, related through CustID).
>
> I was impressed with the form I saw in the background, behind the wizard
> dialogue box.  I ticked the "Start working with the form" checkbox and then
> clicked "Finish"  (I intended to use the form to add data to the tables)
>
> Then the wizard closed down;  the form closed down;  Open Office closed
> down; and the Quick Starter disappeared from the System Tray near the clock
> (Windows XP SP2).
>
> Am I doing something wrong?
>
> I got a bit further last night, by populating the tables first before
> creating the forms, but came unstuck when I renamed a table:  I renamed
> "Customers" TO "tblCustomers".  I was not surprised when I went to look at
> one of the above forms and received an error message saying that the form
> could not be populated because table Customers could not be found (my fault
> for renaming it) - but I could not get rid of the error message by clicking
> in the OK button and OOo was effectively frozen.  When I used Task Manager
> (Ctrl+Alt+Del) to close the error dialogue box, everything closed, as
> described above, including the Quick Starter .... plus, I lost all the test
> data I had entered into the two tables I had created.

Hi James,
 OOo 2.0.1 should be out quite soon. I hope that many of your problems will be
fixed by it., However if they are not, then please can you please report this
in issuezilla ? ( http://openoffice.org -> "My Pages" -> "Register", then
when you receive a confirmation email, "Login" and "File an issue" )
In this way the relevant developers will see your bug report / suggestion and
you will also see the progress of this feature / bug report if it is
accepted.

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