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Old 05-25-2023, 06:28 AM
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So I have a conundrum, and a lot of questions. I am trying to merge an excel sheet into mail merge. Simple, understand the process straight up, but for this task I need to get a lot of complicated. But first, this is the excel sheet I'm looking at is attached.

What I want to do is basically:
IF the street name column has a value use the new value. IF the street name value is blank THEN use the last value notated. Continue until a new value is seen, and repeat.


But every type of formula I've thought of and tried, it has not been successful. Can I create that formula, if so where do I start. OR do I have to be rudimentary and just fill in the blanks. It's totally okay if that's the answer and I'm just trying to be far more clever than possible.



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Have you tried this concept?

Where the street name appears, apply a specific style to it that doesn't appear anywhere else. Then, use a field with these components
If {mergefield} = Blank then {StyleRef stylename} else {mergefield}
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Old 05-26-2023, 04:48 AM
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I'll try it!! Thank you!
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I haven't tried that in a mail merge, but I think I would modify the Excel sheet first to basically fill down the street name. Insert a helper column (new B), and tell it, basically, in cell B2:

=IF(A2="",B1,A2)

and copy that down.
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