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The time now is 01:52 PM. - Contact Us - Microsoft Word Forum WordBanter forum home - FAQ - Links - Privacy Statement - Top Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.4Copyright ©2000 nancy4, Dec 14, 2009 #5 slurpee55 Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 7,837 According to MS, the reasons for this are: * Your data source is not located on your computer--for example, LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes #1 03-14-2014, 12:02 PM meganadand Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 64bit Novice Join Date: Jan 2014 Posts: 3 "word was unable to open Can someone please help? check over here

You can try to ensure that only Word and Excel are open and see if that makes any difference. It is certainly possible for Internet Explorer or a plug-in to interfere with DDE as a whole. Attached Images 2014-03-14 13_56_08-Document1 - Microsoft Word.jpg (16.2 KB, 9 views) #2 03-14-2014, 12:23 PM macropod Windows 7 32bit Office 2010 32bit Administrator Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Also, blank fields in Excel dispay the value zero (0) when merged in Word.

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I did try opening the Excel file first but this did not work. One uses getdate(), the other uses a date from a table. One or two people have reported that they have solved their DDE connection problems by changing their default Windows browser so that Internet Explorer is not the default. Suppose you have { MERGEFIELD mypercentage } Select it, and press ctrl-F9 to surround it with a new pair of field code braces: { { MERGEFIELD mypercentage } } then insert

One or two people have reported that they have solved their DDE connection problems by changing their default Windows browser so that Internet Explorer is not the default. The time now is 07:52 AM. Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Word Was Unable To Open The Data Source Mac First, the original template with the mail merge fields unfilled, and the second is the template after the merge is complete.

For the first problem, use Alt-F9 to display the field codes. Word 2016 Was Unable To Open The Data Source This is tedious, but it may help. 3. Also, blank fields in Excel dispay the value zero (0) when merged in Word. Generated Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:52:19 GMT by s_hp84 (squid/3.5.20) TechNet Products IT Resources Downloads Training Support Products Windows Windows Server System Center Browser   Office Office 365 Exchange Server  

If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. Mail Merge Can't Open Data Source I did try opening the Excel file first but this did not work. When the project was created, it was associated with the SQL database. Solved: word cannot open excel data source Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by nancy4, Dec 12, 2009.

Word 2016 Was Unable To Open The Data Source

Join over 733,556 other people just like you! It is more likely to work if you do not have more columns than Word can have in a table, and/or your data is quite simple (no multiline data, no "delimiter Word 2013 Word Was Unable To Open The Datasource If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Word Was Unable To Open The Data Source Word 2010 I am far from an expert in VBA, I havn't even been using it for 4 months, so I could be missing the issue/point entirely.

Then it tells me that it cannot open the data source. http://webinweb.net/data-source/word-was-unable-to-open-the-datasource-2010.html Then I select the table "Sheet1$" without any errors. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. No, create an account now. Word 2013 Mail Merge Unable To Open Data Source

nancy4, Dec 15, 2009 #7 slurpee55 Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 7,837 Truly strange are the workings of Office sometimes.... unless you happen to know that 0 always means that the original entry was blank. Thanks. "Peter Jamieson" wrote: 1. http://webinweb.net/data-source/word-was-unable-to-open-datasource.html I followed the suggestion of prompting the data source before opening and I can choose "MS Excel Worksheet via DDE (*.xls) when prompted.

When I try to import the data into mail merge, none of my tables show up (see attachment). Kingsoft Writer Cannot Open Data Source Loading... knucklehead replied Dec 23, 2016 at 7:41 AM Driver for HP XW4400 Workstation Limon replied Dec 23, 2016 at 7:34 AM MBAM Popup Deke40 replied Dec 23, 2016 at 7:33 AM

For the first problem, use Alt-F9 to display the field codes.

Please try again now or at a later time. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. Try moving your Excel file (or making a copy) on your Desktop and also have your Word document there and try again. Mail Merge Will Not Open Data Source The error message refers to an .xls format, but the document is in and .xlsx format.

I tried changing the filename to .xls (originally .xlsx) but it didn't work. If you have not tried already, try opening your Excel document first, then making the connection. When the module is run, two word documents open. http://webinweb.net/data-source/word-unable-to-open-datasource.html Is it Vista? 2.