2.1.376 Part 4 Section 2.14.15, fieldMapData (External Data Source to Merge Field Mapping)

a.   The standard says the dynamicAddress element must appear in the fieldMapData after the lid element.

Word sometimes writes the dynamicAddress element before the lid element.

This note applies to the following products: 2007, 2007 SP1, 2007 SP2.

b.   The standard states that the fieldMapData element is used to map from mappedName to data source columns.

Word uses 30 pre-defined mail merge fields as follows:

Unique  

CourtesyTitle

FirstName  

MiddleName  

LastName  

Suffix  

Nickname  

JobTitle  

Company  

Address1  

Address2  

City  

State

PostalCode

CountryorRegion

BusinessPhone

BusinessFax

HomePhone

HomeFax

EmailAddress

WebPage

SpouseCourtesyTitle

SpouseFirstName

SpouseMiddleName

SpouseLastName

SpouseNickname

RubyFirstName

RubyLastName

Address3

Department

Word ignores the mappedName child element of a fieldMapData element and maps the mail merge fields according to the order of the fieldMapData elements inside the odso element. Specifically, the first fieldMapData element inside the odso element corresponds to the Unique field, second fieldMapData element corresponds to CourtesyTitle field, and so on.

c.   The standard says that this element maps MERGEFIELD fields to data source columns.

In Word, this element maps predefined fields to data source columns.

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