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OfficeDataSourceObject Object (Office)

Represents the mail merge data source in a mail merge operation.

To work with the OfficeDataSourceObject object, dimension a variable as an OfficeDataSourceObject object. You can then work with the different properties and methods associated with the object. Use the SetSortOrder method to specify how to sort the records in a data source.

The following example sorts the data source first according to Postal Code in descending order, then on last name and first name in ascending order.

Sub SetDataSortOrder() 
 Dim appOffice As OfficeDataSourceObject 
 Set appOffice = Application.OfficeDataSourceObject 
 appOffice.Open bstrConnect:="DRIVER=SQL Server;SERVER=ServerName;" & _ 
 "UID=user;PWD=;DATABASE=Northwind", bstrTable:="Employees" 
 appOffice.SetSortOrder SortField1:="ZipCode", _ 
 SortAscending1:=False, SortField2:="LastName", _ 
End Sub

Use the Column, Comparison, CompareTo, and Conjunction properties to return or set the data source query criterion. The following example changes an existing filter to remove from the mail merge all records that do not have a Region field equal to "WA".

Sub SetQueryCriterion() 
 Dim appOffice As Office.OfficeDataSourceObject 
 Dim intItem As Integer 
 appOffice.Open bstrConnect:="DRIVER=SQL Server;SERVER=ServerName;" & _ 
 "UID=user;PWD=;DATABASE=Northwind", bstrTable:="Employees" 
 With appOffice.Filters 
 For intItem = 1 To .Count 
 With .Item(intItem) 
 If .Column = "Region" Then 
 .Comparison = msoFilterComparisonNotEqual 
 .CompareTo = "WA" 
 If .Conjunction = "Or" Then .Conjunction = "And" 
 End If 
 End With 
 Next intItem 
 End With 
End Sub
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