13 Nisan 2021 Salı

Mail Merge wizard improvements on non-existing data source. LibreOffice / Collabora Office

When a file has data source but LibreOffice has not that data source in registered databases, the user could use the mail merge wizard without realizing the problem. As a result LibreOffice attemped three times to connect datasource, when it couldn't connect, wizard was producing empty fields as output.

Bug report:  https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139906


* User expects to see names instead of empty field but it is not possible. Because data source is not exist.

That was a use case problem, and we decide to warn user about the problem, show the way for a solution.

With that patch user will see a warning in info bar and there is a button for the fix problem. 


Despite the warning if the user wants to use mail merge wizard, we will prevent to use the wizard ("Next button is disabled") instead of producing corrupted outputs and we will warn again on dialog.

* Related patch is here.



Want to start using this?

You can get a snapshot / demo of Collabora Office and try it out yourself right now: try unstable snapshot. Collabora intends to continue supporting and contributing to LibreOffice, the code is merged so we expect all of this work will be available in TDF’s next release too (7.2).

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