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Merging data from Unix to Windows

By Janny ·
Using a UNIX database for data and merging using text or comma quote type files to transfer data to Windows (Word) for use in merge documents -- Why does Word delete/hide some records, specifically those at the end of the page/section in the merge shell document. The records have been transferred from the Unix system and are in the records document, but do not appear in the merged document. How does one eliminate the page breaks/sections breaks put in by Word at the end of the original shell document? Eliminating the section break codes from the original shell document seems to work. But if the number of records merged is more than the number of lines in the original shell document, the document starts a new page and loses the record that would fall at page end or page top. Why?

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by jim.schromm In reply to Merging data from Unix to ...

There is probably control character problems between Unix and Windows. If you are using ftp to transfer the file from unix to windows make sure that you explicitly set ascii for the transfer type. You should also convert the characters in the document with a free utility program. I have one that runs in perl and I got it from the following site. http://www.ftls.org/ It works for what I need but you can always search for other Unix to Windows text conversion utilities.

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by Janny In reply to Merging data from Unix to ...

The problem is not with the transfer of data from Unix as much as it is the loss of data in the Word merge process.

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by jereg In reply to Merging data from Unix to ...

Word tends to have specific format requirements. Befoe importing into any sophisticated word processor or database, I like to import form Unix as a straight text file into Notepad, or some other simple text processor. If the data is clean, then try to import it into Word.

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