BASE - Can i connect and see values from a field in another .odb file?


i’m using LO in win xp.

I have a database with clients informations. I want to create another database where i will store contact informations not only for clients but also for colleagues, public services etc.

If i have a common field between two databases, for example “client id”, can i see data from the other database (contact informations database)? I want to be able in the database that i have my clients informations, to create a form and see contact informations from the second database (contact informations database) using the common field “client id”.


Answer is to use two tables in single database. If you need to circulate one table to other people and not the other table … well, the answer there is to open and ctrl-c table data to a spreadsheet, or open calc and use “data sources” button to load from any database “registered” on your LO installation.

LO Base has ability to connect to pretty much any database, but only one database at a time. Refer to discussion in this thread. Would be a worthwhile enhancement to allow table-by-table connections to other databases, but currently not supported.

To bring information from two tables together, use a query. In query builder, display two tables, create join relationship between linked fields in separate tables, and display the desired columns.