Issue 76579

Summary: Allow text fields in Base form
Product: Base Reporter: cbrunet <charles.fmj>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 2.1   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: FEATURE Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description cbrunet 2007-04-21 20:43:27 UTC
A great enhancement to Base would be to allow to put put text fields, like those
used for mailing, into Base forms documents. I mean something similar to
datasource, but using the current database instead of selecting one in the list,
and with fields displaying values form the current row. That way, I could type
some text, and include values from the database into that text.

For example, I could make a template letter, with fields for name and address,
and navigating into the database, I could choose and print only the letter I
need. It would be similar to mailing, but without the need of a document
external to the database. And it could be mixed with input boxes as well.

I saw a similar function in FileMaker Pro. In that software, if I put a field
name between < > into a text, this is replaced by the field value in Use mode.
But in OOo, fields would be better than using special characters to achieve that.
Comment 1 christoph.lukasiak 2007-04-24 16:54:46 UTC
Comment 2 christoph.lukasiak 2007-04-24 16:55:30 UTC
send further to the requirements team