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Accessing fields in a datatable which is used in a merge

Hi, I'm evaluation Aspose.Words and trying to make a mailmerge. All things are going fine until know. I want to insert in a document a generated field and store this in the SQL server. Therefore i need the key of the record which is "current" in the merge. Of course the key must be available in the dataset.

Until now i have the following code:-

Private Sub HandleMergeHtml(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Aspose.Words.Reporting.MergeFieldEventArgs)


' working code



If e.DocumentFieldName = "Client_emailbevestigingscode" Then

' generate the value for Client_emailbevestigingscode giving ABC

' get from the current datatable from the current row which now is in the merging proces the value of field XYZ




Dim CurrentIndex As Integer = e.RecordIndex() ???

Dim CurrentTable As String = e.TableName ????

End If

End If

The question is how to obtain the value of field XYZ. Do you have a code sample for me?

BTW: i filled the feeding table with the following code:

Dim ClientsSelected As DataTable = ExecuteDataTable(ReportsSQL)

'Once we have a document, we can save it to a file, stream or send to the client browser.

'We just send the documentto the browser here in the format selected by the user.


Document.Save("Aspose.Words.Demos.doc", SaveFormat.FormatDocument, SaveType.OpenInBrowser, Me.Page.Response)


' vervolgens moet de gebruiker worden "geprompt" om het resultaatbestand

' te accepteren.

End If

End Sub

Protected Function ExecuteDataTable(ByVal commandText As String) As DataTable

'I use "try" instead of "using" because my converter to VB code does not support "using".

Dim connStr As String = "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Password=fhrv84;" & _

"Persist Security Info=True;User ID=SA;" & _

"Initial Catalog=ApotheekOnline;" & _

"Data Source=LAB-2\LABWILLEM;Connect Timeout=15"

Dim conn As OleDbConnection = Nothing


conn = New OleDbConnection(connStr)


Dim cmd As OleDbCommand = New OleDbCommand(commandText,conn)

Dim da As OleDbDataAdapter = New OleDbDataAdapter(cmd)

Dim table As DataTable = New DataTable


Return table


If Not conn Is Nothing Then


End If

End Try

End Function

Many thanks, Aat Jan


If I understood you correctly, you need to obtain the value of a field from the record being processed. To achieve that, you could make ClientSelected a class level field rather than a local variable. Now you could get the value of the "XYZ" field inside the merge handler as follows:

Dim xyzValue As Object = ClientSelected.Rows(e.RecordIndex)("XYZ")

Please let me know if you needed something else.


I have not a profound knowledge of .. How to make ClientSelected a class level field? eg declare it below <----?

Public Class ShowMailingActie2

Inherits BaseShowMailingActie2


End Class ' End class ShowMailingActie2

You are absolutely correct:

Public Class ShowMailingActie2

Inherits BaseShowMailingActie2

Private ClientSelected As DataTable

End Class