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Roger
03-31-2009, 09:43 PM
I have OpenOffice on my PC. It has several programs in the package (e.g. Writer, etc.), including database management.

I have successfully established a database, but find the tools to retrieve and report the information is very poor -- or, at least I don't understand them.

My question: Are there downloadable programs available for writing applications to create specific reports out of the database?

If anybody else uses this database, how do you make reports? I see query function, but I want reports. For example, I want sub-totals, and totals, out of amounts in a certain field. I don't see a way of doing this on a routine basis.

I can create a spreadsheet, but a spreadsheet requires a certain structure. I was hoping to enter all data into a database, and then use a reporting function to get the information I am seeking.

I know MS Access has a programming language to write these applications. Is there a counter-part for OpenOffice?