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Pulling data into Word using DDE

Posted on 2011-03-24
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Ive got an application form which Im pulling data from goldmine. Ive been able to populate most of the form since the fields are standard but Ive got an address field which I need to pull three different fields from goldmine which are

UPRPRVADD1
UPRPRVADD2
UPRPRVADD3
UPRPRVPCDE

When I right click on the text box, Ive selected Edit, it allows me to use a formula.

Im trying to create a formula so it pulls all the above fields, my best guess was

=CONTACT2->UPRPRVADD1 & " " & CONTACT2->UPRPRVADD2 & " " & CONTACT2->UPRPRVADD3 & " " & CONTACT2->UPRPRVPCDE

I get syntax error when I insert this.


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by:GMGenius
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CONTACT2->UPRPRVADD3 is the normal correct forumla, however you dont explain how you are using the DDE

can you provide a test document that shows this.
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by:daiwhyte
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DDEAUTO GoldMine Data CONTACT2->UA1JBYRS \*CHARFORMAT  \* MERGEFORMAT

The above is how the data is pulled, I got this from selecting Edit Field option. Does that help?
Not able to supply the form, its got sensitive stuff on it, sorry GMG.
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by:GMGenius
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The simplest way is to add each field with a space after each

{DDEAUTO GoldMine Data CONTACT2->UPRPRVADD1 \*CHARFORMAT  \* MERGEFORMAT } {DDEAUTO GoldMine Data CONTACT2->UPRPRVADD2 \*CHARFORMAT  \* MERGEFORMAT }  {DDEAUTO GoldMine Data CONTACT2->UPRPRVADD3 \*CHARFORMAT  \* MERGEFORMAT }  {DDEAUTO GoldMine Data CONTACT2->UPRPRVPCDE\*CHARFORMAT  \* MERGEFORMAT } 

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You cant easily combine fields inside the { } fields
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by:daiwhyte
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When I try to create a formula and insert the above suggestion into the formula, it still gives

!Syntax Error, {
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Hi,

You cant put all that in the formula, you have to insert multiple formulas, if you have the GoldMine word addin loaded you can just choose, Insert field, choose any field to start , then you can edit it

Right click on the inserted field and select , "Toggle field codes" to allow you to see it. then you can edit the fields and change it for example.

if you insert the company field you will see
{DDEAUTO GoldMine Data &Company \*CHARFORMAT  \* MERGEFORMAT }

Change this too
{DDEAUTO GoldMine Data CONTACT2->UPRPRVADD1\*CHARFORMAT  \* MERGEFORMAT }

then copy the field and paste, then edit the next one. and so on.

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by:daiwhyte
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Ok, after a bit of fiddling about, Ive got it working. thank you GMG
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