Issue 108280 - use a dedicated path for implicit odb file from mailmerge
Summary: use a dedicated path for implicit odb file from mailmerge
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOO320m9
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2010-01-13 09:41 UTC by maison.godard
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
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Description maison.godard 2010-01-13 09:41:38 UTC
For mailmerge, using a calc file, an implicit odb file is created

The request is to create a dedicated path for these auto-generated path avoiding
to 'pollute' the "work path" used for real documents

from Oliver on dev@sw :
It would be defaulted to ~/user/database that already exists. It's probably not
necessary to be able to change this setting in tools/options/paths.

I personnally think it would be a good thing to be able to modify it (manually
inside the paths.xcu or the UI tools > options > paths if dev. ressources can be
affected) to allow collaborative work that may be used by professional users
Comment 1 maison.godard 2010-01-13 09:48:20 UTC
OTH, if collaborative work is needed on a datasource, OOo actually allow to
define them explicitelly in DataAccess.xcu (tools > options > base)
So Oliver you're probably right, no need to make this setting editable
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2010-01-13 09:59:41 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 3 Oliver Specht 2010-01-14 06:32:22 UTC
added me to cc
Comment 4 davide 2011-03-29 13:10:40 UTC
I think it should be present a configuration tools/option/path style.

It should be possible for a user to choose default path where to put database files because current approach "pollutes" the Document home directory especially when using shortcut to mailmerge (i.e. importing MS Office with mailmerge fields)