When creating a mail merge base document and defining data source fields in Word, it also saves information about the file in word/settings.xml.
This can be used to set up data source for example on a different computer with access to the same base document and data source, Word does this.
Writer cannot, and we also lose the information on saving the file as docx (that is worth another bug).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open attached docx file in Word and Writer
Word tries to set up the data source connection, and if successful, it shows the merged data in the form letter.
Writer should try to set up the data source based on the available information.
User Profile Reset: No
Version: 22.214.171.124.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: cf96cb11e2a46c452a273ded1c66c556118983cf
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: default; VCL: win;
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); UI-Language: en-US
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Example base document file from Word
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Example data source from Excel
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Screenshot of the original document side by side in Word – tries to query the data source
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Screenshot of the problem in Writer – does not query the data source
Moving to NEW