This article will describe how easily you can merge a document from Microsoft Access 2003 database.
It is a very common practice to create various word documents from the database and merge the document. Most VBA developers are familiar with that. In this article, I would like to demonstrate how you can fetch a record form the database tables by executing transact SQL statement and merge all the records in a document.
Using the Code
This is a very effortless way. You just need some basic idea on
MailMerge.OpenDataSource: Attaches a data source to the specified document, which becomes a main document if it's not one already.
Public Sub MergeDocument(strDocumentPath As String _
, strDocumentFile As String _
, strSQLStatement As String)
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
Dim ObjApplication As Word.Application
Dim ObjDocument As Word.Document
Dim strSourceName As String
Dim MergeSubType As WdMergeSubType
strSourceName = "C:\MyDatabase.mdb"
MergeSubType = wdMergeSubTypeWord2000
Set ObjDocument = GetObject(strDocumentPath & strDocumentFile, "Word.Document")
ObjDocument.Application.Visible = True
.Destination = wdSendToNewDocument
Set ObjDocument = Nothing
Set ObjApplication = Nothing
I hope that this simple example might be helpful to you.
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