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[Bug 1217912] Re: next record broken


I now have a clearer Idea of what (at least in my case) went wrong, and
it is not related to "Next record" being broken, but to the mail merge

I was fooled by my assumption of the merge mail assistant producing wysiwyg output in step 6, where it lets you check the contents of the fields inside your merging template document. 
The assistant does fill fields with data, but does not recognize the next record field correctly, as can be seen in the attached example files. 
What I did was stop here, as the document was clearly not looking as I intended it to. That led me to the idea that I needed to change sth. in the document to fix the problem. Had I printed it, everything would have looked  correctly.

I do think, that the program should provide a way to inform the user of
this problem, either by a note in the documentation or by indicating it
somewhere in the GUI/assistant. IMHO best would be to change the
assistant and make it recognize the Next record field better.

** Attachment added: "TestMergeMailFiles.tar.gz"

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  next record broken

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Bug description:
  1) I have a file filing-lables.ods with one column and 31 rows. The first record contains the field name and the content is "label"
  2)LibreOfficeBase > Connect to an existing  database > Spreadsheet > next
  3) Location filing-labels.ods Next
  4) Yes, register the database for me, Open the database for editing > Finish
  5) Save  filing-labels.odb > Save, I now have a Table "Sheet1" which when opened has the contents of the 30 rows with the label "label"
  6) File > New > Labels Database - filing-labels Table sheet 1 Database field "label" <=
  7) Format Avery Letter Size 5160 Address
  8) Options Entire page. Synchronize contents, Printer - my default printer 
  9) Insert fields, Other, Mail merge fields, "label"
  10) Insert fields, Other, Next Record
  11) Synchronize Labels - they all say "label

  Step 10 is broken

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