Issue 86043 - mdb file: Base program disappears
Summary: mdb file: Base program disappears
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3.1
Hardware: PC All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: OOo 3.1
Assignee: marc.neumann
QA Contact: issues@dba
Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-12 13:51 UTC by alobo
Modified: 2009-04-12 21:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description alobo 2008-02-12 13:51:26 UTC
This was reported to
and I've found the same problem:

>> I downloaded OO 2.3.1 and opened up Base
>> This presents a Database Wizard screen where I can create a new or open
>> an existing database.  I choose to 'open existing'.  Click on "open"
>> find .mdb file and click on it.  Then click 'open' in that window.
>> Base program immediately disappears.  No error
>> indication, no warning, no nothing.  No longer shows in Task manager.
Comment 1 drewjensen.inbox 2008-02-13 01:36:06 UTC
I can confirm that this is how the application functions.

Also I can add that this is a very common new user error and complaint heard in
the user forums. This is not how you open an MDB file however. 

The question is, I suppose, if there should be some notification to the user
that they have attempted to perform an action not supported, or more accurately
perhaps, that they have gone about an action in an inappropriate fashion.

For instance when the user attempts to open an mdb file directly, or accdb, or
dbf it would be beneficial if the application could put up a meaningful error
message directing them to use the "Connect to existing database" function
instead of the "Open existing database", which refers to exisiting Base files only.

Changing the Issue from DEFECT to ENHANCEMENT therefore and setting keyword -
Comment 2 christoph.lukasiak 2008-05-06 11:27:25 UTC
i would also await an error message
Comment 3 ocke.janssen 2008-05-20 12:36:01 UTC
Comment 4 ocke.janssen 2008-07-04 14:18:28 UTC
Fixed in cws dba31a.

Now an infobox appears which states to use the other way.
Comment 5 Frank Schönheit 2008-07-17 23:22:34 UTC
fs-> msc: please verify in CWS dba31a
Comment 6 marc.neumann 2008-08-06 13:03:39 UTC
verified in CWS dba31a

find more information about this CWS, like when it is available in the master
builds, in EIS, the Environment Information System:
Comment 7 vladimir_hitekschool 2009-04-10 20:59:09 UTC
Issue 86043 has been fixed in master version OOo-dev 3.1 .0 (OOO310m9 
Build:9396) for Windows XP and can be closed.
Comment 8 oleghitekschool 2009-04-12 21:17:01 UTC
The Issue checked and closed by HitekSchool interns, Group 1 - as part of an 
Issue Hunting Party.