Issue 19767

Summary: Update problem in conditional fields with serial letters / Mail Merge
Product: Writer Reporter: Unknown <non-migrated>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.1 RC4Keywords: oooqa
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows XP   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Conditional fields wrongly updated in serial letters - sample documents none

Description Unknown 2003-09-18 18:57:28 UTC
Hi there,

although this may seem similiar to issue 5786 I guess it is a different thing. 
When creating a serial letter with conditional fields the fields seem to be set 
correctly. Because of resource troubles in printing directly I write the letter 
to files with one file for each data set (ugh!). On opening these letters the 
conditional fields are still active (not changed to static text). 

On printing or converting to pdf the conditional fields seem to be evaluated 
with the ONE active entry on the connected (calc) table. The effect is the same 
value through all letters. Worst of all evils is the fact that this shows only 
on printing the document, it seems perfect until you see the printout.

I will attach a zip file containing a sample document with a calc table. I 
selected the 2 entries 49 and 50 and printed the serial letter on these two 
entries to the files alt0 and neu0. The latter reads correctly "Dear Madam" as 
the result of the conditional field. Converting it to pdf (file neu0.pdf) 
shows "Dear Mister". 

By the way this behaviour is persistent through several versions now. I first 
noticed it in 1.0.2 or 1.0.3 and it has been consistent through RC4.

Cheers from Paderborn, Germany!

Stephan Körting
Comment 1 Unknown 2003-09-18 18:58:41 UTC
Created attachment 9458 [details]
Conditional fields wrongly updated in serial letters - sample documents
Comment 2 flibby05 2004-03-18 15:53:32 UTC
adding "Mail Merge" to description
Comment 3 h.ilter 2004-04-22 14:34:59 UTC
HI->OS: Keep in mind for your project.
Comment 4 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:22:52 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".