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how to perform a Word mailmerge to a particular record in SQL database using Find Recipient

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I have a VB.Net application which performs a Word document mail merge without input from the user.  An excerpt of the code is pasted below.  In my code, the merge is carried out using the desired record  by passing the relevant record number to the mail merge process using:
.FirstRecord = [RecordNumber]
.LastRecord = [RecordNumber] shown in the code excerpt attached.
This method however assumes the order of the datasource (and hence the record number of the desired record) is known at the time the merge is executed.  This is the issue; I do not always know the order, and therefore I want to do the mailmerge using:
WordBasic.MailMergeFindEntry find the record by harnessing Word's "Find Recipient" feature in the mailmerge toolbar, which finds a specific record in the list by searching for text.  I therefore need to know...
***How can I pass a value to the Find Recipient feature of Word?***
Please note this solution needs to work for all versions of Word from 2002 onwards, and must be fully automated - ie not require any user input during the mail merge process.
With oWord
     With .ActiveDocument.MailMerge
          .Destination = wdSendToNewDocument
          .SuppressBlankLines = True
          With .DataSource
               .FirstRecord = RecordNumberInMerge
               .LastRecord = RecordNumberInMerge
          End With
     End With
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