Name: [1922] Dai
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Creating a Report [ID:345] (13/15)

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video tutorial by Dai, added 08/07

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32. Isabel Marant Shoes Nz Wed, 04 Aug 2010 02:23

Thanks for a great way to get started. Creating such videos takes time and organisation and to volunteer is very admirable. Well done.

31. islww46v Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:00

Awesome job Dai, please keep them coming mate

30. Robertsew Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:53

Thanks so much for your tutorial!

29. Robertres Tue, 15 Jun 2010 18:28

Good, short and focused.

Would be nice if you went on to do one where you covered some more advanced report formatting.

28. Bogner Atmungsaktiv Bequem Anti-Falte Tragbar Wed, 09 Jun 2010 15:34

Thanks, this report video was nicely paced and very clear.

27. DarrellOl Sat, 29 May 2010 13:48

excellent. like to see a lesson on creating an address label sheet report

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Great demos for Openoffice Base. Thanks!

25. parajumpers online kopen 2014 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:59

It is far simpler than I thought to get the basic report. There are other things a report can do, e.r. calculations, which would be nice to see a video on as a second in a series. Thank you for your work.

24. marinir seo Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:24

An excellent basic description of report builder.

I would love to see a similar one using the later Sun Report Builder, particularly including how to use graphics as a background (if it can be done)

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23. anonymous Fri, 01 Jan 2010 19:28

Excellent tutorials!

I learned a lot that I wasn't picking up from the help files.

Thanks for all you efforts!

22. anonymous Sun, 25 Oct 2009 19:39

Good stuff, Thanks

21. anonymous Tue, 29 Sep 2009 04:36

Good video for beginers.

Now I looking for "how print one record from database".

20. anonymous Tue, 11 Aug 2009 16:34

I watched almost all of your videos about using Base. They were very, very helpful! Thank you for making them.

19. anonymous Sun, 09 Aug 2009 12:38


18. anonymous Sun, 02 Aug 2009 20:30

Video was REALLY helpful toward getting what I needed from the reports feature from Open Office Base. Thanks!!!!

17. anonymous Fri, 24 Jul 2009 05:15

Actually, for once, this was exactly what I was looking for. I am desperate to escape MS but need to know if I can replicate Visual Fox Pro in Linux. There are a number of things I need to see working before I switch, and this was one of them. Now, what's this Python thing?

16. anonymous Thu, 09 Jul 2009 00:42

Thanks for the help. But I have a question how do I get rid of the junk at the top and bottom. I don't want page numbers or author and date wasting space.

Very helpful tutorial. I've learned a lot for your efforts. This will not be put in vain. Extend my heartfelt thanks.

14. anonymous Tue, 09 Jun 2009 07:45

Really nice, gonna watch again.

13. anonymous Wed, 03 Jun 2009 15:17

Hope this helps

12. anonymous Thu, 14 May 2009 04:07

excellent well done bravo

11. anonymous Tue, 31 Mar 2009 22:43

i just sat through your video on open office data base. I'll be back to try and apply what you have shown. I have been using a dos data base written about 27years ago and can dance pretty well with it. It was not a relational base and i have need to add the same data (name, account# ... over and over again. I look forward to being able to enter my data once and have it on all the forms need for my business. Thanks for the video and seemingly simple explination of open office.

10. anonymous Tue, 17 Mar 2009 01:32

Great work, mate. Much appreciated.

9. anonymous Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:55

Do you plan to update for 3.0? Especially on reports with images (w Sun report builder)? Very helpful becuase it doesn't target to cover all but helps with the fundamentals and the tricky things...

8. anonymous Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:16

Dai, Great Start to a basic Database. It would be ggood to have further examples of different Databases with different functionality in a step wise tutorial like this one. The next step is of course taking the Tutorial to a greater & greater depth, explaining the reasons you would choose a certain parameter vs another and the reasoning behind the choice. More basic examples then more depth.

Thanks for a great site. I have bookmarked it and will be coming back to it.

7. anonymous Sat, 26 Jan 2008 10:11

I like your style. Its just like sitting across the table from you.

A Comment not criticism- an explanation of why relations are established would help

6. anonymous Mon, 31 Dec 2007 20:35

Review of Creating a Report

Thank you Dai, I do appreciate you shared your knowledge to us, these videos are very clear and will be useful for me to create my own DB's with

Best regards,


Review of Creating a Report

Thanks that was helpful. I would really like to see a lesson on how to calculate & print totals (as in financial reports and/or invoices). I believe that would be a very useful 'realj-world' example. Thanks.

Hardly knew where to start with OO Base.

Now I do. :-) Excellent! Thanks!

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