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Urgent: Word was unable to open the datasource

Ryan Chong
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Hi,

I'm doing Word Document's Mail Merge with header file.

I was keep encounter the error of:

Word was unable to open the datasource

when try to open a datasource.

I dont know why, maybe i was doing it wrongly some way or the datasource is invalid format??

Can someone help? The file can be found at: http://www.activefusion.net/temp/iBanking.zip

Can someone tell me why? thks
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Hi bruintje,

You simply the great!

The solution is:
>>Select the Select Method check box.

Simple but works!

hmm... thks again for your quick response :-) cheers
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cool! that's a good way to start the day :-)
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Hi bruintje,

What country are you from? also congrats you're on the Top 5 of the list in Hall Of Fame..

cheers :-)
GrahamSkanRetired
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The DataSource is a text file with one line only and indeed my Word 2000 says it cannot be opened. Why don't you try to create another one using the Mail Merge helper?
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netherlands, 08:48 AM it's sunny with some clouds and a temperature of 6 degrees Celsius

you can get into the top5 someday too if time permits, it's fun to help, good to stay on top of things and hone the skills with so many questions you wouldn't encounter in your normal day job
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Sorry didn't refresh
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Cool.. :)

Here, Singapore 3:54pm, it's raining now.. haha..

True, it's quite fun if we can help ppls all around the world.

I know another expert in EE, nico5038 also from netherlands, hmm.. quite interesting isnt it?

GrahamSkan, it's ok.

Glad to know all you guys in EE :-) cheers
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It's cloudy, but brightening here in the UK. The wind is from the East, so I guess we'll be getting your sunnier weather soon, bruintje.

Graham
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:-) let's hope for that, some bright sparks are just as good as a good answer notif

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