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Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Impossible to connect to file" error opening dBase file with open office on ubuntu

Turns out the ubuntu distribution of Open Office does not include the 'Database' product by default, it tries to open the file with the spread sheet program which can not handle it and errors with "Impossible to connect to file". The fix is to install the database product
System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager
After installing you should see the 'Open Database' under Applications menu

Found the answer from this post.

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