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asked 2019-06-06 11:22:30 +0200

kweezel gravatar image

I just want to open the view database menu in my Write document, thats it. Pressing F4 does not work, there is no Database item when I look in View.

In the documentation it is clearly stated that it should work as long as you have a Writer document OR Base database open (opening the database does not cause the F4 button to work either).

This is ridiculous.

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Which OS and LO-Version do you use? And which Version of Documentation du you read?

Sometimes something can change.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-06-06 15:07:44 +0200 )edit

Are you aware that each key code may be intercepted by your operating system and its display manager? This also would bypass each documentation.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-06-06 15:38:29 +0200 )edit

The default is actually Shift + Ctrl + F4 and this is ONLY to display Registered databases.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2019-06-06 17:57:57 +0200 )edit

We use Ubuntu 18.04 and the Libreoffice Version = Build ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.6. Sure things change, but you can't build a business on functionality like that no longer being available all of a sudden.

kweezel gravatar imagekweezel ( 2019-06-06 17:58:14 +0200 )edit

Shift + Ctrl + F4 does not work either.

kweezel gravatar imagekweezel ( 2019-06-06 17:58:48 +0200 )edit

Possible problem with user profile. See this post -> LibreOffice user profile

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2019-06-06 18:02:01 +0200 )edit

So are you stating View->Data Sources does nothing or that your database does not appear in the list?

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2019-06-06 18:04:39 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-06-06 23:15:58 +0200

Opaque gravatar image

updated 2019-06-06 23:23:08 +0200


my Ubuntu 18.04 test installation showed the same behaviour as described and indeed there was no View -> Data Sources menu entry as asked by @Ratslinger. Performing a

sudo apt install libreoffice-base

fixed the issue. So please check first, whether you have the following output

user@system:~$ dpkg --list  libreoffice* | grep base
un  libreoffice-base        <none>                <none> (no description available)
ii  libreoffice-base-core 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.6 amd64  office productivity suite --shared library

If this is the case, then install libreoffice-base as per command above.

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Did not think of Base not being installed. This is typical of distro installs and I usually have TDF versions.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2019-06-06 23:22:58 +0200 )edit

@Ratslinger - me neither, when adding my first comment and I also use TDF releases for my production system.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-06-06 23:23:59 +0200 )edit

Nice catch!

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2019-06-06 23:27:51 +0200 )edit

well well well, this works! I just returned to the original problem today and rediscovered my own question, thanks!

kweezel gravatar imagekweezel ( 2020-03-03 00:34:12 +0200 )edit
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