Excel - Word - Mail Merge not picking up fields from excel

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Hi guys,

 

I've a pretty large database in excel that's being used to merge to a mail merge doc.  The database stretches to column MX but word is only picking up to column IV.

 

How can I get word to pick up the rest of the data as I need it in the mail merge document?

 

Thanks for helping!

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Hi Alison,

 

Column IV is #256. Usually queries in office have 255 columns limit, as I remember Mail Merge is not an exception.

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Hi Sergei,

 

Yep it's 256 going all the way up to 362.  That's a bummer to say the least - would you know anyway around that?

 

Thank

Alison 

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Nope, sorry, I don't know workaround, work with Mail Merge once per few years. Do you really need all these 362 fields, perhaps you may modify your source to reduce number of fields?

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Thanks Sergei,

 

I could look at separating them into different sheets but that complicates it somewhat -I tried doing that and needed to use paste link but it slowed the whole merge down and kept crashing both word and excel.

 

I appreciate your help though.

 

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Hi Sergei,

 

Just letting you know I've had a solution - exporting the file to csv and merging that way seems to have done the trick.

 

Really appreciate your help.

Cheers

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Alison, thanks for sharing. I'm surprised what from csv file you may merge 362 fields