Lotus Symphony 1.1 has Notes mail merge built in!

August 29 2008

After all of those years of asking, we finally have Notes .nsf based mail merge. This feature comes from Lotus Symphony 1.1 (which will be included in the final Notes 8.5 final release). Here is a screen grab

Image:Lotus Symphony 1.1 has Notes mail merge built in!

You can select any nsf file, and I selected a database based on the Notes Personal Name & Address book (Notes Contacts in Notes 8.X). It seems that it reads the Person document specifically, but I am already in the Symphony API and looking on how to build a mapping tool for custom contact forms in custom applications.

Thank you IBM for this first great step! We need envelopes, labels, and a complete mail merge automation API in the future, but this is the beginning and it looks great!