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Microsoft: FoxPro FAQ

COM and Automation

Mail merge Word Document to Database by danceman
Posted: 7 Sep 02

This is a demo of using Word with Visual FoxPro to  perform a Mail Merge.  The Data attached is Free FoxPro table.  In a program the table can be created from user selected criteria.  The Word file is already setup to work with the set table.  I use this with corporate letters that only need the fill in.  FoxPro reports works well here but this does give some freedom to the user to modify the letter without programmer intervention.

Here is the FoxPro code

#DEFINE wdMainAndDataSource 2
#DEFINE wdSendToPrinter 1
#DEFINE wdDoNotSaveChanges 0
#DEFINE wdWindowStateMinimize 2

oWord = CREATEOBJECT("Word.Application")
oWord.Visible = .f.
oWord.WindowState = wdWindowStateMinimize

** change the path and file name to suit

** check to make sure the documnet is attached to a
** datasource and ready to merge.
If oWord.ActiveDocument.MailMerge.State = wdMainAndDataSource
   oWord.ActiveDocument.MailMerge.Destination = wdSendToPrinter
   oWord.ActiveDocument.MailMerge.DataSource.FirstRecord = 1
   oWord.ActiveDocument.MailMerge.DataSource.LastRecord = 1
oWord.Quit(wdDoNotSaveChanges)  && close file no save
release oWord

** property to retrive OR set the first record to print

** property to retrive OR set the last record to print

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