Why is my datasource path being 'lost' when using Word 2007 Mailmerge and datasource on a Network drive.?
Posted on 2009-07-12
Since my PC has been upgraded to Word 2007, I have some problems with CSV mailmerge data sources stored on a network drive, which worked fine with word 2003.
My existing mailmerge documents now report 'Data source can not be found' after the SQL statement and I have to locate the data source and even though I save the mailmerge document, I still have to manually link the data source every time time. New Word 2007 mailmerge documents that have data sources from the network drive appear not to save any link at all. When I re-open the mailmerge document, there is no SQL statement and it is just like a normal word document - so again the data source has to be found and opened manually via the mailmerge options.
After some experimenting, I found that the mailmerge data source links will save perectly on my C: drive - however I would like to solve the problem of why this doesn't work on the network !