Issue 76579 - Allow text fields in Base form
Summary: Allow text fields in Base form
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Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-04-21 20:43 UTC by cbrunet
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:45 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: FEATURE
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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