I am using Libreoffice Base for my International GCSE ICT exam. I am practicing with past papers, but I can't get it to work. The files provided come as separate csv files, which have to be imported.

I have tried the following:

  • Importing the csv files directly from Base
  • Importing the csv file to Calc, then import the file to Base
  • Create a 2nd database, and copy the tables from the imported DB to the new file.

No matter what I try, I just can't seem to edit anything. All the editing options are greyed out (even things like cut, paste, etc...)

Can someone please help me?

EDIT: It has to work on linux, specifically Fedora 25.

  • Not sure I fully understand the question, but often I need to do a "save as" before being able to edit some fed - either because their initial location is read-only or I'm trying to use features not supported by the original type. – davidgo Apr 22 '17 at 9:27
  • I've tried that, but it doesn't work. There seems to be issues with the primary key. I've seen some sites that say save it as a dBASE file, but I don't have that option. – Yubin Lee Apr 22 '17 at 14:14

According to the comment here, I should first create a database, make a table in design view, import the csv into Calc, copy it, then paste it into the table in Base, and choose "append data".

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