Issue 98830 - crash merging address fields from thunderbird
Summary: crash merging address fields from thunderbird
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows Vista
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: writerneedsconfirm
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-04 02:22 UTC by hanssietsma
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Errorreport for this crash generated by OO (15.50 KB, text/plain)
2009-02-04 02:43 UTC, hanssietsma
no flags Details
Use of Conditional fields that causes a crash (10.88 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2009-02-04 12:02 UTC, hanssietsma
no flags Details
Conditional fields that workj OK (10.02 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2009-02-04 12:03 UTC, hanssietsma
no flags Details
Plain form with fields, also the conditional field, but just showing it. Works OK. (9.07 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2009-02-04 12:04 UTC, hanssietsma
no flags Details

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Description hanssietsma 2009-02-04 02:22:06 UTC
I made an addressbook by connecting to Thunderbird addressbook. Reading the
addressbook and inserting fields and records in Writer works fine. Merging with
a template containing addressbook-fields too. Making a merge-letter too, and
making the difference between salutations for women and men works fine, except....

When I use one of the <custom fields> in the salutation the system crashes. I
tried to build a conditional text by hand, with the same result. A conditional
text that uses other fields works fine.

It might have to do with translation, for the name of these customfields in
Dutch is: "Gebruikerdef. #", # being a number from 1-4. This contains a dot,
which is used for seperating the names of adressbook,table and field also. I
could not find a way of finding out if my my assumption is right though. If
there is a way of changing these Dutch names by hacking a file somewhere I am
willing to try.
Comment 1 hanssietsma 2009-02-04 02:43:38 UTC
Created attachment 59885 [details]
Errorreport for this crash generated by OO
Comment 2 eric.savary 2009-02-04 11:10:00 UTC
Please attach a sample document containg the conditional fields
Comment 3 hanssietsma 2009-02-04 12:02:51 UTC
Created attachment 59903 [details]
Use of Conditional fields that causes a crash
Comment 4 hanssietsma 2009-02-04 12:03:50 UTC
Created attachment 59904 [details]
Conditional fields that workj OK
Comment 5 hanssietsma 2009-02-04 12:04:59 UTC
Created attachment 59905 [details]
Plain form with fields, also the conditional field, but just showing it. Works OK.
Comment 6 hanssietsma 2009-02-05 10:53:18 UTC
I am not sure if I should or can do anything to encourage you guys to change the
Assigned-field from 'writerneedsconfirm' to somthing else. Can't find anything
about this in the multiple help-pages and I did what was asked for: uploading
sample documents.

Hope this one helps ;))
Comment 7 hanssietsma 2009-02-13 09:25:57 UTC
Did some testing with the custom field (Dutch version) from Thunderbird-address
book  in the Base module also. Most works OK, but sorting generates an error. If
you need more info, just mail me please.
Comment 8 hanssietsma 2009-03-10 01:23:03 UTC
do  not understand the status field , please clarify
Comment 9 michael.ruess 2009-03-12 16:43:27 UTC
Could you please attach the Adressen.odb file to this issue, so that we can see
what's happening when merging the contents. If you don't want to share this file
here, you can send it directly to We here at SUN will of
course handle it confidentially. Thanks for supporting us! 
Comment 10 hanssietsma 2009-03-13 00:16:02 UTC
Thanks for your response. I just send you an email with the addresses database.
Hope it helps. If you need the Thunderbird-addressbook also just let me know.

BTW: I still do not know wether the assignedfield above ("writerneedsconfirm
(writerneedsconfirm)" ) means that you want me to do something. 
Comment 11 michael.ruess 2009-03-13 16:25:17 UTC
I was now able to see this also with a German OOo. There, the Thunderbird
Address Book uses similar field names "benutzerdef. 1". This also leads to crash
in OOo 3.0. But it looks fixed in OOo 3.1 dev build OOO310m4 and m5. Could you
please verify on your system?
Comment 12 michael.ruess 2009-03-13 16:27:34 UTC
Closed. Works in OOo 3.1.