Bug 131371 - FILEOPEN DOCX Mail merge data source information not used (<w:connectString)
Summary: FILEOPEN DOCX Mail merge data source information not used (<w:connectString)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.0.0.0.alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: filter:docx
Depends on:
Blocks: Mail-Merge 132835
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Reported: 2020-03-16 07:51 UTC by NISZ LibreOffice Team
Modified: 2020-06-22 20:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Attachments
Example base document file from Word (17.98 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2020-03-16 07:52 UTC, NISZ LibreOffice Team
Details
Example data source from Excel (8.11 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet)
2020-03-16 07:53 UTC, NISZ LibreOffice Team
Details
Screenshot of the original document side by side in Word – tries to query the data source (8.61 KB, image/png)
2020-03-16 07:53 UTC, NISZ LibreOffice Team
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Screenshot of the problem in Writer – does not query the data source (49.94 KB, image/png)
2020-03-16 07:53 UTC, NISZ LibreOffice Team
Details

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Description NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-03-16 07:51:08 UTC
Description:
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

Actual Results:
Word tries to set up the data source connection, and if successful, it shows the merged data in the form letter.

Expected Results:
Writer should try to set up the data source based on the available information.


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Version: 7.0.0.0.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
Calc: CL
Comment 1 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-03-16 07:52:47 UTC
Created attachment 158711 [details]
Example base document file from Word
Comment 2 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-03-16 07:53:04 UTC
Created attachment 158712 [details]
Example data source from Excel
Comment 3 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-03-16 07:53:24 UTC
Created attachment 158713 [details]
Screenshot of the original document side by side in Word – tries to query the data source
Comment 4 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-03-16 07:53:45 UTC
Created attachment 158714 [details]
Screenshot of the problem in Writer – does not query the data source
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2020-03-19 11:51:28 UTC
Moving to NEW