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Hi Vitorio,
Le 02/06/2014 17:59, Vitorio Delage a écrit :
Hello everybody!

First of all, I would like to thank very warmly everyone involved
with this great project. LibreOffice is amazing.

Thanks a lot and it's nice to see the Académie using LibreOffice :)

We are trying to setup a mail merge in my institution, based on
LibreOffice, of course. And I would like to suggest 2 improvements:

1) Put more filter criterias in the Standard Filter window. We use 3
for a basic search. Yes, our database is complex. Doubling it to 6
would be good, using an dynamically extensible list of criterias
(similar of what iTunes provide when creating a new smart playlist)
would be great! Is there a simple hack to do it or do I need to fill
a bug/feature report?

2) Also in the Standard Filter window, we got a logical problem. We
wanted to filter criterias A AND (B OR C) but there is no way to do
it. If you try to put 3 criterias 1 AND 2 OR 3 you will obtain the
logic (1 AND 2) OR 3. Tried also the inverse without better luck: 1
OR 2 AND 3 is also resolved as 1 OR (2 AND 3). As our or is on
looking text in the same field, I also tried to put in a single
criteria as "text" like 'this|that' but the Standard filter doesn't
seem to use the | operator. Any help on how I could do this logic?

I'm new here, please advice me if this kind of problem is better in a
feature request than in the mailing list.

It's more a feature request, yes

For the moment, the only workaround I see to my problem is making new
views in my database anticipating the filters. I would like to avoid
it and use Libreoffice to filter on the fly, as the number of cases
we face is potentially big/not previsible.

It's not a workaround and it's how it is designed. So you're doing right
regarding how LibreOffice handles mail merged. So the best is to request
an enhancement on our bug database. If you need help doing so, you can
also come to our French speaking QA list at

Kind regards
Sophie Gautier <>
Membership & Certification Committee Member - Co-founder
The Document Foundation

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