Created attachment 141486 [details]
Screenshot of the problem in LO 5.4
1, Start File - Wizards - Address Data Source.
2, Select Other external data source on the first page
3, Push Settings on the second page
4, The Data Source Properties window opens, where you can select the type of the data source to be set up.
The default setting here is dBASE.
I think nowadays dBASE is less used it once was.
There could be a better default choice, that is more probable to be wanted by users.
My experience is that people usually use this dialog to set up Mail Merge data sources, and for that, they would want to use Spreadsheets. Maybe this could be a better default than dBASE.
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Created attachment 141493 [details]
Same dialog in 6.0.3
Patch was done by Julian in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/20462/ (the title style capitalization is wrong for static text). Wonder why it doesn't show up in 5.4.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> Created attachment 141493 [details]
> Same dialog in 6.0.3
> Patch was done by Julian in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/20462/ (the
> title style capitalization is wrong for static text). Wonder why it doesn't
> show up in 5.4.
Um, this is something unrelated. I have trouble on the second page of this wizard.
I understand the bug quoted by Gabor but I don't know how to fix this.
About Heiko's description, I can see style capitalization is different between the texts but I don't see the link with the quoted patch.
However it seems https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/extensions/inc/strings.hrc#365 contains the strings.
Created attachment 141553 [details]
Screenshot with the issue
Carefully reading is king. Agree with Spreadsheet for the default.
Set to NEW regarding comment 5.
I also vote for Spreadsheet as default format.
Set to Enhancement as the current solution is working and not a bug or regression.
Likely a very easy hack.
Proposed patch: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/91541
Gabor Kelemen committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#117101 Make Spreadsheet the default new data source type
It will be available in 7.0.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
I'll set Verified and this is improvement.
But I think there should be done more: have all the data sources on the 1st screen / Address Book Type instead of "Other" And "Settings" and dropdown, which are just 3 additional clicks.
Note: same is for Tools - Address Data Source - Assign