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Where can I find sample databases for Base? [closed]

asked 2012-02-22 23:08:03 +0200

David gravatar image

Title says it all. Google is not giving me any good leads, despite framing the search terms in a variety of ways. There must be some decent sample *.odb files out there! (Does not need to be "Northwind"-sized!) Thanks!

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answered 2012-02-24 11:31:09 +0200

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Eduardo Villegas gravatar imageEduardo Villegas ( 2014-09-05 16:22:32 +0200 )edit

@Alex Kemp, Because this question is closed, it can't be updated. But the "answer" is now broken, as what it linked to is gone. IMHO, I think it's a really bad idea to close questions, ever. Please re-open it so that others can provide updates and new answers. Thanks.

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-03-17 18:04:46 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-06-24 04:06:11 +0200

oweng gravatar image

The example databases that go with the Base Handbook v3.5-3.6 have now been made available (mailing list reference) on the Handbook page.

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answered 2012-12-01 13:24:07 +0200

David gravatar image

This question gets lots of views, so clearly there must be a felt need for the kind of sample db I asked about in the original question. One solitary answer. I keep looking myself from time to time, but have come up empty-handed.

Recently I found a useful set of Base tutorials by Jack Wallen on the TechRepublic site. I link to the final one, as it has links to previous entries in the series, and I can't find a better way of linking to them all.

Hope this is a help for others viewing this question, and I still live in hope that some good Northwind-like ;) sample(s) may appear some day.

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Can this information and link possibly be added to Base helpfile or even the template folder?

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2012-12-02 02:13:56 +0200 )edit

@David, there are a set of tutorial databases by Robin Beaumont here. The thread here on Base documentation may also be of use.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-05-21 09:49:45 +0200 )edit

@oweng - thanks for pulling these threads together. Providing more/better entry points for Base is very helpful!

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-05-21 09:51:49 +0200 )edit

I found this with a Google search and would upvote, except that I just created an account (and don't get credit for my StackExchange rep). I'm also a little blown away that there isn't a sample database provided with Base.

Dane gravatar imageDane ( 2013-10-24 17:30:33 +0200 )edit

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