Issue 110126 - Selective Data Merge
Summary: Selective Data Merge
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Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: ReportBuilder (show other issues)
Version: OOO320m9
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2010-03-15 06:29 UTC by beerhalter
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:47 UTC (History)
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This file shows what I mean. - Thank you for your efforts. (20.44 KB, text/plain)
2010-03-16 20:35 UTC, beerhalter
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Description beerhalter 2010-03-15 06:29:27 UTC
It would be a practical enhancement, in addition to the present functioning of the 
data merge option to merge data only on selected paragraphs.
Sample Use: When you have a merged list of addresses it would be practical to 
remerge just a selected number of lines. - In my case: A letter draws its address 
data as well as a list of addresses from the same data base. First you merge the 
address fields of the letter and in a second merge the addresses of the list. - 
Without having a selective data merge feature you probably have a problem.

Comment 1 drewjensen.inbox 2010-03-16 16:11:46 UTC
Hi - if I understand the scenario here: A run of letters that will have a
common, yet merged, sender address and individual recipient address - yes?

If I'm not mistaken then you can do this already - assuming - you are using a
data source supporting queries capable of joining tables. In other words you
need to prep your data before you perform the merge.

Which doesn't mean that it can't be done more easily from the perspective of the
mail merge task.

Is it possible for you to supply (attach) a small representative database and
letter template, with a quick set of steps that you use for this?

Comment 2 beerhalter 2010-03-16 20:35:07 UTC
Created attachment 68381 [details]
This file shows what I mean. - Thank you for your efforts.