Creating a new database
To create a new database, click the arrow next to the New icon. In the drop-down menu, select Database (Figure 1). This opens the Database Wizard. You can also open the Database Wizard using File > New > Database.
The first step of the Database Wizard has one question with two choices: Create a new database or Connect to an existing database. For this example, select Create a new database and then click Next.
The second step has two questions with two choices each. The default choice for the first question is Yes, register the database for me and the default choice for the second question is Open the database for editing. Make sure these choices are selected and click Finish.
|If the database is not registered, it will not be accessible to the other OOo components such as Writer and Calc. If the database is registered, other components can access it.|
Save the new database with the name Automobile. This opens the Automobile - OpenOffice.org Base window. Figure 2 shows part of this window.
|Every time the Automobile database is opened, the Automobile - OpenOffice.org Base window opens. Changes can then be made to the database. The title for this window is always (database name) - OpenOffice.org.|
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