Solved

Linking a Word mail merge document to an Access query for users with differently mapped drives

Posted on 2013-06-18
2
544 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-23
Hi Experts

I have a MSWord document which I am trying to set up as a mail merge that will link to a MSAccess query to retrieve the data.

The merge works perfectly on my computer once I have linked to the query, however because other users have differently mapped drives it says it's unable to open the data source.

As an example, on my computer, to navigate to the query, the pathway is G:\Projects\Example.accdb and on another user's computer the pathway is A:\Projects\Example.accdb

Is there a way to get round this so that all users are able to open the document on their computer and run the mail merge?

Thanks in advance
darls15
0
Comment
Question by:darls15
2 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
omgang earned 500 total points
ID: 39259619
On your computer, temporarily unmap drive letter G.  In the Word mail-merge setup point to the Access .accdb file using a unc path instead of a drive letter mapping, e.g. \\TheFileServer\TheShare\Projects\Example.accdb.

Once you've dont the above you can remap drive letter G on your computer.  All client computers will understand the unc path and be able to find the Access db as long as they have sufficient permissions to do so.

OM Gang
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:darls15
ID: 39269851
thanks for you help,
darls15
0

Featured Post

Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In this article we discuss how to recover the missing Outlook 2011 for Mac data like Emails and Contacts manually.
Having trouble getting your hands on Dynamics 365 Field Service or Project Service trial? Worry No More!!!
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…
The viewer will learn how to  create a slide that will launch other presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. In the finished slide, each item launches a new PowerPoint presentation and when each is finished it automatically comes back to this slide: …

813 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now