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Thank you Alex. I'll give your ideas some thought. The key issue for me is that I can manually enter "placeholders" for fields as text that Salesforce can interpret for the merge on their platform (well, I think I can but haven't been able to test it yet). What I can't do is enter any LO commands that trigger a next record or next page that Salesforce can interpret.

All that said, I still don't really understand how LO handles mail merges and it seems to be tailored to those who want to generate merges with a Calc spreadsheet (even that should be simpler IMHO) or a Base dB or a connected dB for someone who knows a little more.


On 8/19/13 4:38 AM, Alex Thurgood wrote:
Le 12/08/2013 22:12, Carl Paulsen a écrit :

Hi Carl,

1) Create a Writer document template with the size of the label you require or use one of the pre-supplied label formats provided with LO.

2) In order to be able to include Database Field Names, you will need to

(a) be able to either connect directly from LO to the database server (using the GUI and a registered datasource or a macro to setup the database context)


(b) insert "placeholders" or "user-defined" fields which will then have to be mapped to the data you can retrieve from your web interfaced database.

3) Alternatively, use some third party software to manipulate the corresponding ODF document directly (python, java tools, php, perl, etc). IMO, this may probably be easier in the long run if you don't require your users to manipulate file creation, ie., if everything is setup by an admin and doesn't require further user intervention other than launching a script.



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