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%PRODUCTNAME Database %PRODUCTNAME Database
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<bookmark_value>databases;main page (Base)</bookmark_value><bookmark_value>$[officename] Base data sources</bookmark_value><bookmark_value>data sources;$[officename] Base</bookmark_value> <bookmark_value>databases;main page (Base)</bookmark_value><bookmark_value>$[officename] Base data sources</bookmark_value><bookmark_value>data sources;$[officename] Base</bookmark_value>
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In %PRODUCTNAME Base, you can access data that is stored in a wide variety of database file formats. %PRODUCTNAME Base natively supports some flat file database formats, such as the dBASE format. You can also use %PRODUCTNAME Base to connect to external relational databases, such as databases from MySQL or Oracle. In %PRODUCTNAME Base, you can access data that is stored in a wide variety of database file formats. %PRODUCTNAME Base natively supports some flat file database formats, such as the dBASE format. You can also use %PRODUCTNAME Base to connect to external relational databases, such as databases from MySQL or Oracle.
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The following database types are read-only types in %PRODUCTNAME Base. From within %PRODUCTNAME Base it is not possible to change the database structure or to edit, insert, and delete database records for these database types: The following database types are read-only types in %PRODUCTNAME Base. From within %PRODUCTNAME Base it is not possible to change the database structure or to edit, insert, and delete database records for these database types:
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Spreadsheet files Spreadsheet files
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Text files Text files
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Address book data Address book data
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Using a Database in %PRODUCTNAME Using a Database in %PRODUCTNAME
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To create a new database file, choose <emph>File - New - Database</emph>. To create a new database file, choose <emph>File - New - Database</emph>.
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The <link href="text/shared/explorer/database/dabawiz00.xhp">Database Wizard</link> helps you to create a database file and to register a new database within %PRODUCTNAME. The <link href="text/shared/explorer/database/dabawiz00.xhp">Database Wizard</link> helps you to create a database file and to register a new database within %PRODUCTNAME.
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The database file contains queries, reports, and forms for the database as well as a link to the database where the records are stored. Formatting information is also stored in the database file. The database file contains queries, reports, and forms for the database as well as a link to the database where the records are stored. Formatting information is also stored in the database file.
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To open a database file, choose <emph>File - Open</emph>. In the <emph>File type</emph> list box, select to view only "Database documents". Select a database document and click <emph>Open</emph>. To open a database file, choose <emph>File - Open</emph>. In the <emph>File type</emph> list box, select to view only "Database documents". Select a database document and click <emph>Open</emph>.
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<link href="https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Database" name="wiki.documentfoundation.org Database">Wiki page about Base</link> <link href="https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Database" name="wiki.documentfoundation.org Database">Wiki page about Base</link>