MailMergeDataSource.InvalidAddress Property (Publisher)

True to mark a record in a mail merge data source if it contains invalid data. Read/write Boolean.


expression. InvalidAddress

expression A variable that represents an MailMergeDataSource object.

Return Value



Use the SetAllErrorFlags method to set both the InvalidAddress and InvalidComments properties for all records in a data source.


This example searches the records to verify that the length of the PostalCode field for each record is at least five digits long. If it is not, the record is excluded from the mail merge and flagged as invalid.

Sub ExcludeRecords() 
 Dim intRecord As Integer 
 With ActiveDocument.MailMerge 
 For intRecord = 1 To .DataSource.RecordCount 
 .DataSource.ActiveRecord = intRecord 
 If Len(.DataSource.DataFields("PostalCode").Value) < 5 Then 
 With .DataSource 
 .Included = False 
 .InvalidAddress = True 
 .InvalidComments = "This record is removed " &; _ 
 "from the mail merge because its postal code" &; _ 
 "has less than five digits." 
 End With 
 End If 
 End With 
End Sub