Difficulty using XML Datasets for Mailmerge


#1

My data is returned from a WebService using XML and then read into a DataSet; however, MailMerge.Execute only accepts a DataTable instead of a DataSet.

It would be useful if MailMerge.Exectute allowed a second parameter when passing a Dataset which would identify the table to use when performing the Merge.

MailMerge.Execute(ds, “SourceTable”);

I assume I could use ExecuteWithRegions but I don’t want to have to encode TableStart and TableEnd in my documents when using the Execute statement.

I also want to avoid creating a DataTable from a table of my Dataset retaining both in memory.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you.


#2

Hi,

Thank you for the suggestion. However, the method you’ve suggested is fully equivalent to

MailMerge.Execute(ds.Tables[“SourceTable”]);

And you will not create a new DataTable this way, just obtain a table object contained in the DataSet table collection and pass it to MailMerge.Execute.