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proasp_codeclinic thread: help on data merging in winword using asp

Message #1 by "Nanda Kumar" <nandu@n...> on Wed, 23 May 2001 12:14:46 +0530

I was struggling with this question, too, a few weeks ago. This is what I
found out till now:
I asume that you want to get the data from a database that resides on a
remote server.
That means you have to*talk* with the database over TCP/IP.
As far as I know there is not a simple way to do this with an access
With SQL server however its not a problem. In office 2000 you have to make a
ODBC connection to the SQL server on the remote machine. Then make a merge
in Word with MSQuery.
In Office XP you can make a office data connection to the SQL server.


Gerhard Wentink

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nanda Kumar" <nandu@n...>
To: "Code Clinic" <proasp_codeclinic@p...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 8:44 AM
Subject: [proasp_codeclinic] help on data merging in winword using asp

> Hello everyone,
> Can anyone help me in data merging in windword. My requirement is as
> follows:
> There is a document template written in windows word, e.g., a welcome
> letter. I have the contact details (name and addresses) in a database. I
> would like to take these details from the database and merge / insert in
> word document and display the same to the user. He will inturn take a
> printout and mail them.
> Is this possible to do? Your help is highly appriciated.
> Thanks in advance
> nandu

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