Can I do a mail merge in Word 2007 or get data in Excel 2007 from an SQL Server CE 3.5 database?

Discussion in 'microsoft.public.sqlserver.ce' started by Anthony Wieser, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. If so, I can't for the life of me figure out how.

    I go to select data source, then choose New Source.
    After that I choose other/advanced, then choose Microsoft SQL Server Compact
    OLE DB Provider 3.5
    I choose Test Connection, and voila it succeeds.

    Hopefully I click the OK tab, and my tables appear. Hooray I'm thinking.

    I select a table, and the problem begin.
    I get a Failed Properties: Persist Security Info (NOT SETTABLE).

    Record 1 contained too few data fields
    Record 2 contained too few data fields

    (both a couple of times), then finally the mail merge recipients appear, but
    show up as
    M__ and M__1 (not related to any fields in my tables).

    Is this impossible?
    Anthony Wieser, Jul 20, 2009
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