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asked 2012-09-14 03:11:51 +0200

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How can I open a Base Form directly from the command line?

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answered 2012-09-14 17:39:50 +0200

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A Base form can be a separate document that is linked to the database. The separate document can be opened from the command line in the usual way. For Linux I find that

$ soffice file_to_open.odt &


This OpenOffice tutorial shows how to construct the separate .odt document--LibreOffice works the same way. The basic steps are:

  • Open the form in Base and save it as a separate .odt file.
  • Link each component of the new form document to the database file. As the tutorial suggests; in form design mode use the Form Navigator (not the same as the document navigator) to change the property of each form and subform to link to the Data source, Content type and Content of your database.
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