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Self Referenced mail merge


Is it possible to have a bulleted region that is mail merged with a table that references itself with a heirarchical relationship and indents the bullets by level?

eg. The follwing Datatable would produce the following result

ChildID ParentID Level Title

1 null 1 First Level

2 null 1 First Level Again

3 1 2 Second Level

4 3 3 Third Level

  1. First Level

1.1 Second Level

1.1.1 Third Level

2. First Level Again


<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Thanks for your inquiry. In the current version there is no "one step" way to populate a document with data that has parent-child relationships. For example Order/OrderItem or ProductCategory/Product. Mail merge regions can only process one data table at a time.

It is possible, however, to generate the above reports by performing mail merge several times and building up a resulting document from several documents or fragments. The Product Catalog and Sales Invoice samples in the demo project supplied with Aspose.Words demonstrate the suggested techniques.

Best regards.