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Install database component of OpenOffice

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:26 pm
by Keith Dunbar
I have 4.1.8 installed
I presume I was given a choice of what to install.
So I only have the choice of Text Document and Spreadsheet when I open up.
Presentation, drawing, database and formula are faded out.
I now want to download and use database.
How do I do that please?

Re: Database

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:50 pm
by Mountaineer
For most programs the same: Repeat the installation by calling the program installation routine again.
Use advanced/ user defined install when asked and activate the necessary checkboxes.

Your previous setup will be kept, however backups are always a good idea.

To work with databases in AOO install a 32 bit version of Java first, as the embedded database hsql requires java.


Re: Database

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:50 pm
by Keith Dunbar
Thank you. Now I'm struggling with the Java. I thought I had installed the right version, but it still says it needs to be installed.

Re: Database

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:52 pm
by RoryOF
You need to download then install the 32 bit Java on Windows, then in OpenOffice /Tools /Options /OpenOffice /Java select the 32 bit Java you have installed. I cannot, from memory say if a reboot is needed after installing the Java on the computer, but it certainly won't hurt. Then do the OpenOffice Java install I have outlined above.