What is OpenOffice.org Base?
The OpenOffice Base application is part of the OpenOffice suite of productivity software and is meant to fill the analogue of Microsoft Office Access and Corel’s Paradox programs. The OpenOffice Base software is a database creation and management engine (thus the name). Base, in essence, acts as a GUI for external databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle; as a frontend for these databases, the OpenOffice Base affords the user a view of the SQL tables and queries.
Oracle’s OpenOffice.org is the leading alternative office productivity suite of software, fully open-source and free for any purpose – personal or commercial – and for any type of enterprise, small or large. OpenOffice.org is fully committed to the open-source standard and stores all your office documents in internationally recognized standard formats, making it easy for related open-source projects to access and write to it, as well as other commercially available and recognized formats, such as those from Microsoft Office. OpenOffice is, along with free online office software on the Internet, is one of the main competitors to the dominance of the Microsoft Office line and, because it is an open-source software, its fixes and updates are fast and targeted for consumers (since they are also made by consumers).
File types supported by OpenOffice.org Base
Our users primarily use OpenOffice.org Base to open these file types: