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MailMergeDataSource.InvalidComments Property

Office 2007
If the InvalidAddress property is True, this property returns or sets a String that describes invalid data in a mail merge record. Read/write.



expression   A variable that represents an MailMergeDataSource object.

Return Value


Use the SetAllErrorFlags method to set both the InvalidAddress and InvalidComments properties for all records in a data source.


This example searches the records to verify that the length of the PostalCode field for each record is at least five digits long. If it is not, the record is excluded from the mail merge and flagged as invalid.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub ExcludeRecords()
    Dim intRecord As Integer
    With ActiveDocument.MailMerge
        For intRecord = 1 To .DataSource.RecordCount
            .DataSource.ActiveRecord = intRecord
            If Len(.DataSource.DataFields("PostalCode").Value) < 5 Then
                With .DataSource
                    .Included = False
                    .InvalidAddress = True
                    .InvalidComments = "This record is removed " & _
                        "from the mail merge because its postal code" & _
                        "has less than five digits."
                End With
            End If
    End With
End Sub