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OpenOffice applications

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Roger, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,915

    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?

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