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Posted by / 17-Jan-2017 14:15

The spreadsheet doesn’t have the power to do mail merges and the other database-related features I mentioned earlier, but the database file pointing to it can. But this article is about telling you how to get the most bang for your effort buck. You can export the data from your database to a spreadsheet or CSV, or copy it from an HTML table if it’s not there already. If you don’t have a unique primary key field such as an ID, don’t worry; you can create one on the fly as you add the data. In the spreadsheet, copy all the data including the headings. Go to the database file and click the Tables icon at the left side. To add data, paste the new data again the same way you did before—select the data and choose Paste.

It acts as a middle man saying “The data’s over there, with these fields—go get it”. You don’t need to edit the database but the first time, at least, it’s good to take a look at what the main database window looks like. So, I’m skipping that and going straight to the easy, invisible way. In the window that appears, just choose to Append, and make the same choices you did last time. Alternately, double-click the table name and change or add the data just by typing.

You also can alter, delete or move existing records using the same technique.

If you want to add a record to the database, select Open from the context menu in the Tables pane, or double-click the table to open the editing window.

Click the first vacant role to start adding a new field.

If you want to change it later, you can’t because the table already contains data.

A way around this might be to paste only the definition first, don’t set the ID as the primary key when prompted, and then set the appropriate field as the primary key by editing the table definition. This process reinforces a general theme about Open advanced features—basically, that many things are possible but they are not obvious.

As with other fields, you need to enter a name in the first column and a field type in the second column.

You also can enter the field properties in the window of the pane that opens below the main editing window, setting whether the field is required, the number of characters it can contain and, optionally, a default value and example.

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For instance, once you have a database, you can, of course, do mail merges—whether it’s a letter to each of the 500 people you met at a free software convention or printing labels for each of the 870 legal DVD backups you own. When you have more data, just add it to the spreadsheet.