Issue 20084

Summary: Mail Merge Form-Field Defect
Product: Writer Reporter: Unknown <non-migrated>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, tamblyne
Version: OOo 1.0.2Keywords: oooqa
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description Unknown 2003-09-25 16:41:17 UTC
The mail merge dialog is unable to add a merge field without a database attached. 

For example, my business uses, where I can insert merge fields
such as Contact_FullName and Account_Industry into a form letter and then upload
the document. Right now, however, there is no way to insert these fields into an
open office doc because I cannot directly open the Salesforce database. In any
case, once the document is uploaded, the database path wouldn't be correct
because the salesforce servers are expecting an MS Word-style merge field. 

There is no reason it should not be possible to add a merge field without the
associated database attached.
Comment 1 tamblyne 2003-11-01 04:28:48 UTC
I can confirm the behavior, but this might be marked as an RFE.
Comment 2 h.ilter 2003-11-03 11:38:52 UTC
In current OpenOffice needs an belonging database. Set to Enhancement.
Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:56:21 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised has the status 'New' pending further action, but has not
been updated within the last 4 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
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Many thanks,
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Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:46:41 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".