An OfficeWriter Word template is a Word file that contains merge fields. A merge field is a placeholder for database values. When the report is published, OfficeWriter will replace the merge fields with data from the database. The format of a merge field is:
For example, this merge field is a placeholder for values from the "Last Name" field in the data set returned by a dataset called "Employees":
The template shown below contains three merge fields.
To add merge fields for a dataset:
Once you have added merge fields to your document, you will need to determine the import behavior for the dataset.