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    Date Getting Converted To Text

    Whenever I was importing the excel sheet in Mail Merge the date was getting converted into text. After Shareez Saleem's help I was able to get the exact format of date but now whenever I am importing excel it is showing Invalid Merge Field.
    «M_2DOB» , «UPTO» and «DOB_OF_NOK» are the fields that needs to be edited. Any help will be appreciated !

    Thanks !Mail Merge Document.docxPENSION REVISION UNDER MACP.xlsx

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    Re: Date Getting Converted To Text

    Hi,

    Thanks for uploading the document & worksheet.

    while using the select recipients, word will open a small window to prompt us to "Confirm Data Source" , check the "Show all", it will give you a list, select "MS Excel Worksheets via DDE (*.xls).

    Try this and revert to us if you still have the problem.

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    Re: Date Getting Converted To Text

    The fields are not exactly matching. The source field headers must not have spaces. Select the header row in Excel and do a Find and Replace for spaces. Replace the spaces with an underscore _ . Then go to Word and make sure that all the fields inserted match the source headers that no longer have spaces.
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    Re: Date Getting Converted To Text

    Thanks for helping ! I don't know how but the date came exact same , and there is no problem anymore.

    Thank you !

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    Re: Date Getting Converted To Text

    Thanks for helping ! I don't know how but the date came exact same , and there is no problem anymore.

    Thank you !

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    Re: Date Getting Converted To Text

    Kindly close this Thread.

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    Re: Date Getting Converted To Text

    If that takes care of your original question, please select Thread Tools from the menu link above and mark this thread as SOLVED. Thanks.

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