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This tutorial describes the steps to create a mail merge report, in which data fields are embedded into a label’s text that is replaced with corresponding data values on preview or export.

Do the following to create a mail merge report:

  1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio and create a new application under any of the supported platforms, or open an existing one.
  2. Add a new blank report.
  3. Bind the report to the “SalesPerson” view of the sample Northwind database.
  4. Drop the XRRichText control from the DX.23.1: Report Controls Toolbox tab onto the Detail band.

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  5. Add the required text to the control and embed data fields’ names into it, surrounded by [square brackets], as shown in the following image:

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To apply a formatting to the embedded data fields, set the cursor to a field’s name inside the square brackets, and click the control’s smart tag. In the invoked actions list, define the required value for the Format String property.

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Tutorials that explain how to create different reports using Web Report Designer are included in the End-User Documentation online help section.