Issue 85199 - mail merge address list/data source: spaces not allowed in filenames or table names
Summary: mail merge address list/data source: spaces not allowed in filenames or table...
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 91676 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-01-13 08:49 UTC by jmichae3
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description jmichae3 2008-01-13 08:49:03 UTC
the problem is, mail merge hates spaces.  this is wrong.  
the database likes spaces.  
Windows and Mac filesystems like spaces in filenames. 
CSV likes spaces.  
mail merge should like spaces too.

if you put spaces in the address list filename when you create it, and you
select that list, you can press the OK button, but you will not be allowed to go
beyond step 3 of the mail merge process.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-01-14 08:16:16 UTC
Reassigned to HI.
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2008-01-14 15:24:20 UTC
You created this issue to replace old report ISSUE 85198?
Comment 3 jmichae3 2008-01-15 08:44:45 UTC
note the different titles. very different.  

some of these bugs are related, because they occurred in different parts or 
steps of mail merge.a short time ago, I started noticing one issue creeping 
into another's territory under the surface the more I learned.  that is why 
some comments appear similar in both.

to be honest, I think these two might now be combined now, though I still see 
some CSV format compatibility issues to be dealt with.
Comment 4 lohmaier 2008-06-27 23:13:38 UTC
confirming the issue, however this only applies to not-yet registered databases.
If the database is a fully setup database, the table names (& filenames) can
contain spaces.

Comment 5 jmichae3 2008-06-28 00:05:48 UTC
I didn't see anything in the manual about registering a database, or how.
Comment 6 lohmaier 2008-07-15 21:08:34 UTC
*** Issue 91676 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 h.ilter 2008-07-16 13:37:18 UTC
HI->MSC: Does this problem occur also in your area?