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use LibreOffice Writer as a data source

asked 2017-09-02 22:22:01 +0100

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I want to be able to fill detail into libreoffice-writer (fields), that will add the data automatically to a database. Alternatively, selected data (fields) entered into a form needs to be linked to a document (Document writer) of my choice.

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answered 2017-09-03 09:03:00 +0100

You can fill Writer fields with fields from a database using the Mail Merge wizard.

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answered 2017-09-03 11:20:18 +0100

Writer is not meant to be the front-end for a database. While you can somewhat do that using macros, the better way is to use Base for that, which allows you to create forms, and actually re-uses Writer code for its reports.

Lately, Writer tables became a possible data source for mail merge: see this blog post.

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