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[Solved] Report Builder won't install on Mac

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:46 pm
by Clichoid
My Mac is 2007 running OS X 10.10.4, and NeoOffice is 3.4.1 Patch 16.

It is a long time since I made a database on MS Office. However I've been using NeoOffice for word processing and spreadsheets ever since I got my iMac in 2007 although never had the need to create a database. I have started a database. It has three tables and I have produced reports and queries but they look pretty bad!

NeoOffice Help recommends I install Sun Report Builder. This doesn’t exist. However its replacement, Oracle Report Builder downloads but refuses to install giving the following error message:
The extension cannot be installed as the following system dependencies are not fulfilled:
OpenOffice.org. 3.2

I don't know what that means. It does seem impossible to produce a Report with a sensible layout using either the wizard or the design view. I'm not sure whether the Help pages will be more helpful if or when the Report Builder finally installs.

Thanks
CJS

Re: Report Builder won't install

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:59 pm
by charlie.it
Clichoid wrote:Sun Report Builder. This doesn’t exist

He, you can it here: http://extensions.services.openoffice.o ... uilder-110
I tryed install it on neo Office 3.3 patch 0 (freeware in Mac OSX). It works.

Re: Report Builder won't install

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:00 pm
by Clichoid
Thank you. OK, it installed. I can see it there in the Extension Manager but it does not appear in the Report window, as it says it should in the Help section.
This really is a most frustrating program!

Thanks

CJS

Re: Report Builder won't install

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:07 pm
by charlie.it
It automatically replaces the standard wizard of Neo Office. Try it, it works.

Re: Report Builder won't install

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:27 pm
by Clichoid
Thank hyou.
I'm afraid not. The standard Wizard appears

Cheers

CJS

Re: Report Builder won't install on Mac

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:58 am
by charlie.it
I see that NeoOffice is 3.4.1 Patch 16 has already Report Builder installed, like Libre Office.

Re: [Solved] Report Builder won't install on Mac

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:15 am
by Clichoid
Yes. It does say Sun Report Builder. You are right! I could not imagine that this difficult to use facility was actually it...
However, I shall persevere. Thank you for your help.

CJS

Re: [Solved] Report Builder won't install on Mac

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:20 am
by Clichoid
And!!! So unstable. Drag an object to somewhere it shouldnt go and the program crashes. I've had more crashes using Base in the last month than I have had using NeoOffice since 2007!

CJS

Re: [Solved] Report Builder won't install on Mac

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:30 am
by Clichoid
No, I'm afraid that whatever I'm doing wrong or whatever combination of software I've got on my machine, Base is basically unusable.

Signing off

Cheers

CJS

Re: Report Builder won't install on Mac

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:58 am
by charlie.it
On the contrary I find Report Builder in Neo Office much more stable than in Open Office and Libre Office (in Mac OSX).