- 2019-11-18 at 3:56 pm #10830briggsMember
I get this error…
“MyDataMerge couldn’t connect placeholders with datafields.”
when I try to import data into a table cell even though I get green checkmarks the export fails.
Is it not possible to import data into table cells?
Steve2019-11-18 at 4:29 pm #10831PatStaff
Hi briggs and welcome to the support forum,
You CAN merge into a table cell, however, MyDataMerge currently CANNOT create new rows.
This feature is on the roadmap (check here: https://mydatamerge.com/roadmap/)
Please check if there’s a hyperlink on the placeholder. This is a common issue cause InDesign doesn’t allow a hyperlink to be a data merge tag (unfortunately).
Official MyDataMerge Team2019-11-18 at 4:37 pm #10832PatStaff
Edit: I just re-checked with developers.
Merging in cells currently is not supported. The merge will work (as long as it is no hyperlink) but the merged tag might be outside of the table.
This will be adressed when we add support for tables. Currently you might do an inline merge:
- Build a “table row” look alike (no real table) and group it.
- Paste it into a text frame once (as anchored element). Make sure you have one page only and only one textframe on that page.
- Then choose inline merge in export multiple records per page
- You can copy this textframe wherever you need it to with the complete content in it
This way MyDataMerge will repeat this row for every data record.
Official MyDataMerge Team2019-11-18 at 4:48 pm #10837briggsMember
Thanks for your quick response and in-depth solution, yes merging into a table would be a huge feature!2019-11-18 at 6:02 pm #10839briggsMember
One last thing for now…
What is defining the space that is put after each chunk of info? I would like to have control over this.
Please see the attachment2019-11-18 at 6:45 pm #10840briggsMember
“What is defining the space that is put after each chunk of info?”
I have found that this is controlled by InDesign in the “anchored object settings”.2019-11-19 at 2:52 pm #10845briggsMember
I would like to correct my statement above for anyone looking to achieve this workflow.
Using an empty text frame to define the space between each record has given much better results rather than using object anchor settings!2019-11-23 at 11:25 am #10893PatStaff
Thank you for the valuable infos!
Did you solve the issue with this solution?
Official MyDataMerge Team2019-11-23 at 7:19 pm #10898briggsMember
I sure did, thanks2019-12-04 at 6:47 am #11145PatStaff
Glad we could help. Just let us know if there’s anything else you need to know.
Official MyDataMerge Team
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