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Creating Tables [ID:334] (2/15)

in series: OpenOffice Base

video tutorial by Dai, added 08/07

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a table in OpenOffice Base

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So far I really like these videos. I really like the step by step method. I can work along side by side and follow the video. It's awesome. Thank you so..... much!


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Dai thanks bro ! I am completely new to all of this . I've only worked with basic spreadsheets / simple formulas.....

thanks to your videos i am understanding the data side of open office.....which i have not been able to understand by reading the help menus and thank you for your videos !


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Wonderful to have people with such generous hearts to teach others. Very helpful indeed. Thanks again

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great stuff keep it up

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# 2 Was helpful. Before watching, I thought I was losing the categories from new, saved tables. When I closed and reopened them they were blank. The video showed that the tables tend to open with the categories scrolled out of sight to the left, so they are there but can't be seen.

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very useful.

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47. Sat, 16 Jan 2010 06:44

so far, so good 2

46. anonymous Sat, 02 Jan 2010 19:38


Thanks for the videos. I am an experienced Access database developer. I have already learned from your video once you save the table definition, you can not insert a new field in between existing fields. This drove me nuts when I was creating an OpenOffice database, now I know.

45. anonymous Sun, 27 Dec 2009 04:23

Most useful, thanks

Great Jog, Dai. I'm happy to get basic training


43. anonymous Thu, 17 Dec 2009 05:39

Thanks for your video's Dai

42. anonymous Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:08

Great Tutorials. I can't wait to watch the rest of them. I've been trying to figure out how to use Base on my own. Not easy.

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thank you so much very good work

39. anonymous Thu, 19 Nov 2009 03:38

Just starting the process of learning oobase. Looks good so far

38. anonymous Sun, 25 Oct 2009 18:27

Again, Good stuff so far

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Looks good so far

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34. anonymous Wed, 16 Sep 2009 03:08

thanks so much!

33. anonymous Sun, 23 Aug 2009 13:47

So far so good, but I'm looking for how to enter the data into the table. That's a database 101, basic stuff but so far I haven't been able to find out how to do it.

32. anonymous Fri, 21 Aug 2009 19:50

Sooo..... When you create a DataBase it is just an empty shell and then you create more than one Table??? I am confused! But I did benefit from your description of the Field types. Would a phone number be... Integer? Maybe it will all become clearer as I continue.

31. anonymous Sat, 18 Jul 2009 05:22

You've made my life a little richer.

I'm always trying to learn something to advance my knowledge and career options. I've studied database (to the point of being Oracle Certified) but I never had the right combination of tools to interest an employer. I've always had an interest in learning one of the "baby bases" like filemaker, Access, ACT! ... but never could commit to the point of purchasing the software. Open Office is free so it is the natural alternative. Thanks for making exploration of the tool a little easier.

30. anonymous Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:37

Thanks for providing these videos

29. anonymous Thu, 09 Jul 2009 16:35

Thank you for your video tutorials on OOBase. Very helpful

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Very good videos...


27. anonymous Wed, 01 Jul 2009 02:50

Exactly what I needed to get me off the ground

26. anonymous Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:09

I just started using OpenOffice Base. Thank you for your help

25. anonymous Tue, 30 Jun 2009 09:26

nice, i'm thinking of doing the same for my folks, cheers, eugen from romania

Understandable with regards to data types and very useful for a newbie like me. Thanks

23. anonymous Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:08

Nice videos !

And helpful ! Keep it so !

Best regards,


22. anonymous Wed, 17 Jun 2009 14:34

Thank you

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great job, thanks

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well done

19. anonymous Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:08

Good help. But can be a bit tiresome or boring. Maybe try to give more energy.

18. anonymous Sat, 06 Jun 2009 21:18

Very Helpful! Thank you for your generosity and support of Open Source.

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Great help. Thanks!

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I wish i can understand this better

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Thanks. You are doing good job. Youre videos are helpful for me.


14. anonymous Mon, 04 May 2009 12:43

Basically fine - but more explanation required as to why properties were choosen

13. anonymous Sat, 18 Apr 2009 00:43

Nice tutorials. You get to the point quickly.

12. anonymous Thu, 16 Apr 2009 07:46

Your tutorials are very helpful to me. Thanks for taking the time to make them!

So far so good, I've always had problems with databases

9. anonymous Sun, 01 Mar 2009 22:34

Very helpful. Many thanks.

8. anonymous Mon, 01 Dec 2008 16:25

Review of Creating Tables

It's been about 10 years since I did any database work. I am trying to work with Base (former Access user) and this has been most helpful. Thank you for the effort.

7. anonymous Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:34

Review of Creating Tables

I really appreciate your work! I have worked with Access quite a bit. Although this appears similar, it has intricacies which you explain well. I am just getting started with Open Office base. I don't have time to say more than SINCERE THANKS!!!

6. anonymous Sun, 02 Mar 2008 11:03

Review of Creating Tables

Fantastic, thanks

5. anonymous Sat, 16 Feb 2008 11:33

from catalunya: subtitle improves understanding

4. anonymous Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:45

In your Scribus video tutorials, sometimes the sound is just right; then in the next video, sound is almost inaudible.

Can't use the video as it is in Flash.

Creepy...your voice remind me on the voice of the main character (Peter) in the TV-Show "Family Guy". Now i feel i will become an addict to your video series too :->

It looks just like MS Access so anyone who has worked with that program should be familiar with the interface. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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