Solved

Mail Merge problems using Word 2003 and Access 2000

Posted on 2006-06-20
5
537 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hello Experts.

I'm encountering some serious problems trying to set Access 2000 querys (parameters and views) as data sources for my mail merge documents (Word 2003). After spending hours scouring the web for some existing help and coming up with nothing, its time to admit defeat and ask here !

Trying to set the data source to a preexisting query via DDE results in an 'Unable to establish DDE connection' - similar to the error described at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813989/

Trying to set the data source to a preexisting query via ODBC results in a 'Word was unable to open the data source' - similar to the error described at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=888697

Despite the solutions proposed in both knowledge base arguments, I have no luck solving these problems. The ODBC method seems to work fine with Tables - however, not with Queries.

These mail merge documents worked fine in previous versions of word.

Help appreciated

DMurray
0
Comment
Question by:DMurray
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:DMurray
ID: 17118827
Hello

The answer supplied did not solve my problem. I have since found a better solution utilising code from http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKallal/msaccess/msaccess.html.

I propose that this be deleted and points refunded.

Regards,
DMurray.

0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
DarthMod earned 0 total points
ID: 17232140
PAQed with points refunded (500)

DarthMod
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article helps those who get the 0xc004d307 error when trying to rearm (reset the license) Office 2013 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and/or those trying to prep the master image for Microsoft Key Management (KMS) activation. (i.e.- C…
After seeing numerous questions for Dynamic Data Validation I notice that most have used Visual Basic to solve the problem. This suggestion is purely formula based and can be used in multiple rows.
This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of coin tosses with the rand() function and learn how to make these “tosses” depend on a predetermined probability. Flipping Coins in Excel: Enter =RAND() into cell A2: Recalculate the random variable…

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question