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How can I use Base to make a form I can email to someone, and then after they fill it out and return it to me, I can easily add that data?

asked 2018-12-13 03:16:46 +0100

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Our company could use this in a lot of ways but one way would be a Job Application. We send the application to the applicant, they fill it in and return it, and then we can easily input the data from the application from into the personnel database.

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answered 2018-12-13 03:57:19 +0100

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The first part is fairly easy. You can create a PDF of the form. From the menu select File->Export As->Export As PDF. This will create a form which the person can fill out. Of course you can also do this with Writer also.

The second part is more difficult. There is no way to accomplish this in LO. You could copy and paste the returned data into the Base form. You could get a third party tool to extract the data as a CSV file and this can be used to add the record to a Base table. You could obtain some other tool to extract the data & write code to update the database. Bottom line is you need something else to extract the data from the form and get it into the database.

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