Bug 114748 - Mailmerge wizard adress block option 'supress line with justy empty fields' does not work
Summary: Mailmerge wizard adress block option 'supress line with justy empty fields' d...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
5.0 all versions
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Mail-Merge
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Reported: 2017-12-29 10:17 UTC by hrkoch
Modified: 2018-09-03 14:56 UTC (History)
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Description hrkoch 2017-12-29 10:17:32 UTC
While setting up a mailmerge at the step adress block the option 'supress line with just empty fields' has no impact, e.g. an empty line is visible in the adress block.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.set up a mailmerge using the wizard from tools
2.at step adress block mark option 'supress....'
3.look at the adress block created on the document

Actual Results:  
empty line in the adress block (CR)

Expected Results:
no empty line in the adress block where the field in the adress base is empty.
(probably a CR should be supressed when option chosen).

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Build ID: 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial2
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group

happens also with release 5.3

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/63.0.3239.84 Chrome/63.0.3239.84 Safari/537.36
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-01-27 17:30:53 UTC
Not reproduced.

I tested it by going to the mailmerge meta and hunting for some example data. I gave up quickly and picked attachment 127721 [details] which is just an ODS, created a new database using it as source.
I added a column "empty" to the ODS without entering any data under it - I understand this is what you meant.

I edited the address line block in the Mm wizard, removing any unneeded ones and matched the 3 fields randomly to title, first name, last name.

I saved the merged document as one file and there was no empty paragraph in place of the "empty" db field.

Please test with LibreOffice 5.4 and/or 6.0 pre-release. An easy way on Linux: http://libreoffice.soluzioniopen.com/

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 2d8f17565ebe867210f5769851d91b2e7b612a8f
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.14; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Built on January 27th 2018

Change back to UNCONFIRMED, if the problem persists. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2018-07-31 09:37:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-09-03 14:56:28 UTC
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