Bug 140885 - Add minimal contacts database for Mail merge tests
Summary: Add minimal contacts database for Mail merge tests
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: framework (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Mail-Merge
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Reported: 2021-03-08 14:22 UTC by Timur
Modified: 2021-08-31 03:56 UTC (History)
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Description Timur 2021-03-08 14:22:06 UTC
Here is a bug report to help us in QA and bug reporters. 

Many times bugs are reported for Mail Merge. It's tedious to ask for sample files with database and register it and test. They are usually long personal documents. 

Built-in Bibliography is sometimes useful but we need also another one, so that test of Wizard and mailing can be done. It needs fields as proposed (some empty on purpose). 
This should be available in every master and development release. 

Additional database Contacts should look like this: 

Title	First Name	Last Name		Email Address		Password 
Mr.			Last1			last1@localhost		1
Ms. 	First2								
Mrs.	First3		Last3			first.last@localhost	3
Comment 1 Timur 2021-08-29 09:01:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Gülşah Köse 2021-08-30 06:52:24 UTC
Hi Timur,

I couldn't understand the request. Can you give more details for the use case?
Comment 3 Timur 2021-08-30 08:20:25 UTC
This request is not for a general LO user, but for testers and advances users.
If we want to test Mail Merge, we should be able to quickly set it up, not to add each time external database. Example is bug 139906, you wouldn't have to create and register simple.ods, but you could just use built-in adresses. 

Most simple (for me) would be to use View-Data Sources and select (now non-existing, here asked for) built-in database "Mail Merge" with pre-populated common fields:
Title	First Name	Last Name		Email Address		Password  

So, idea is to create new database, like an existing Bibliography. Feel free to add some more fields and more records. 
Mail Merge can be used via Tools-Wizard but now it also can use only Bibliography, which doesn't have fields commonly used in mail merge.