Access 2003 Sample: Performing Mail-Merges Using XML Data

Learn how to perform a mail merge programmatically from Microsoft Office Access 2003 using an external XML data file and the Mail Merge feature of Microsoft Office Word 2003.
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      This sample accompanies the article "Performing Mail Merges Using XML Data in Microsoft Office Access 2003" available on MSDN. To view, click the link in Related Resources.

      Mail merge is a feature in Microsoft Office Word 2003 where you can merge boilerplate information, such as a form letter, with variable information, such as a database of names and addresses of customers. Using this feature, you can create documents that are almost exactly the same: the substance of the documents is the same for every customer, yet each document is customized to a particular individual in your database.

      In the application discussed in this article, a Microsoft Office Access 2003 table created from an XML file, is used as a data store for the address information that is merged with a Word document.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      • This download works with the following applications:
        • Microsoft Office Access 2003
        • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
        • Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003
    • To install this download:
      1. Download the file by clicking the Download link (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
      2. Double-click the odc_AcXMLMailAccess.EXE program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
      3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
      Instructions for use:

      To install the sample, double-click the .exe files in your installation directory.

      To remove this download:

      To remove the download file itself, delete the file odc_AcXMLMailAccess.EXE.

      To remove the installed files, delete the following from your installation directory:
      • Employees.xml
      • MyMerge.doc
      • odc_AcXMLMailAccessSample subdirectory