Issue 43456 - allow write access to Spreadsheet and flat file databases
Summary: allow write access to Spreadsheet and flat file databases
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 8 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 44535 45904 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-02-24 11:42 UTC by mark96
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description mark96 2005-02-24 11:42:51 UTC
When building a form for database (spreadsheet type/flat file) data entry and
record review, selecting the appropriate options allows one to only review
records, not make data entry.
Comment 1 Frank Schönheit 2005-03-04 14:14:31 UTC
write access to spreadsheet and flat file databases is currently simply not
implemented. Marked as enhancement.
Comment 2 Frank Schönheit 2005-03-09 08:08:52 UTC
*** Issue 44535 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 ajpursell 2005-03-09 11:38:06 UTC
If the divers are read-only, can Base call the appropriate application (Writer 
or Calc) to edit the file when the user chooses  'Open' or 'Edit'.  Finding the 
file to edit it can be quite difficult.  E.g., if you create a data source in the 
Mail Merge Wizard, a csv file is created and put in a default location. 

At the very least, Base should tell the user why they cannot Edit/Open a 
database in write mode and give them a clue as to which document they must Open 
to do it.
Comment 4 Frank Schönheit 2005-03-24 08:17:44 UTC
*** Issue 45904 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 gimpy 2006-02-01 17:14:06 UTC
A true data import function is needed, not just ability to link to/read
spreadsheet or text files. I am unable to convert my office to
because we need to write to the imported data from the CSV files created from
FileMaker Pro export.  The exported data really needs to be imported into a Base
database that can be further manipulated (new entries created).
Comment 6 compkupleiplet 2010-10-23 15:16:11 UTC
Created attachment 72433