Thank you for your interest in Syncfusion Essential DocIO
1) Essential DocIO does NOT require Office 2003 to be installed on the sever. It''s has absolutely no dependancy on Office Interop.
2)The next release of Essential DocIO(version 4.2) will have mail merge functionality which would allow you to fetch data from a variety of Data sources like DataTable, DataView etc and merge with place holders inside a Template file. Here is a sample that previews this functionality
The above sample uses an Access database but the code would be the same for Oracle also. Please reference the syncfusion assemblies found inside the folder called "Assemblies" in the attachment before running the sample.
You can also stream the output to the browser directly using an overload of the WordDocument.Save without having to save a copy on the server.
3) Currently we only support Plain text mail merge but we have an open feature request regarding this issue
I will consult with the development team and provide an estimate soon.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
>We are interested in purchasing your Office Writer product.
>1. We don’t have Office 2003 installed on Production Server.
>2. We need to develop Letter Generation System, which should fetch the letter template and Placeholders (both) from the Oracle DB.
>3. Place Holders is stored in HTML format since it contains formatting.
>Can we dynamically combine the Template and Place Holder and display the word doc without saving on Server?
>Does Office Writers provide support to fetch Word Template and Placeholder (both) from the Oracle Data source?
>We look forward to hearing from you.