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[Solved] Feeding Base Data into Serial Letters

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:29 pm
by Pixelprotagonist
Hey guys 'n gals!

I have a rather noobie question that I for some reason couldn't find an answer to by googling.

I want to use Base as a database for customer data, the main use is going to be the printing of serial letters through OpenOffice Writer. When I googled the topic I stumbled upon a guide from 2002 as the only result. It used Calc as a middle man in the process and didn't work for me.
Is there a guide younger than 15 years that I'm missing or is that functionality not there at all?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Feeding Base Data into Serial Letters

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:05 pm
by Villeroy
Get the data source window (hit the F4 key).
Navigate to your Base database and the right table or query.
Drag column headers into your document.
Alternatively: menu:Insert>Fields>Other (or hit Ctrl+F2), tab "Database"

If your database document is not in the Writer GUI:
menu:Tools>Options>Base>Databases and add your database document to the list of registered data sources