OT- Libreoffice - Base / Writer will this work?

P. Echols p.echo926 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 17:29:47 UTC 2015


On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 7:14 PM, Tommy Trussell <tommy.trussell at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
>> What I am really trying to do is both, have a document that contains
>> information from the basic information table sprinkled throughout, but
>> includes a table populated by a linked table.  Do you know how to set up
>> such a table in a document?  I have not found a guide that shows it.
>>
>>>
> The only way I know is via a Calc spreadsheet. Create a spreadsheet whose
> data links to the relevant table(s) in your database, and then embed the
> Calc spreadsheet into the Writer document. I've seen several tutorials on
> the web and YouTube for that one, though I haven't done it myself. I would
> be curious how the spreadsheet data and the Writer linked data fields stay
> in sync. (When you update embedded database fields, does Writer also update
> the embedded spreadsheet? Are you sure you're looking at the new data and
> not stale data from before the update. That's the sort of thing I would
> suggest you test.)
>
>
Right, my document can't have data in a spreadsheet / table format.  But I
just posted a solution that works.  Pretty slick really, you might want to
give it a try.

Cheers,
 Patton
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