- 2022-11-16 at 3:51 pm #17507Niels BakkerCustomer
I’m new to Mydatamerge and considering buying a license. I have my indesign file with the placeholders and the excel file but when I say import It says no placeholders found. My indesign gives no errors. I’m doing something wrong??
Niels2022-11-16 at 4:33 pm #17508PatStaff
For MyDataMerge you have to mark text like this
I am some text and replaceable data goes <<here>>.
In the above example, the word “here” is a placeholder and can receive dynamic content in the data merge process. Please add << before and >> after your placeholder text.
If you have a data column in your document with a title “Last Name” you can add a placeholder <<Last Name>> to your layout document and use the Autolink feature after import which will connect this placeholder with the data column automatically.
Official MyDataMerge Team2022-11-16 at 4:42 pm #17509Niels BakkerCustomer
Thank you. I have sorted it out. Is the replace with QR code only available in the paid version?
Niels2022-11-16 at 4:55 pm #17510PatStaff
everything is available in free version. I suppose you didn’t setup the textframe correctly. Checkout the requirements section here:
Official MyDataMerge Team2022-11-16 at 7:05 pm #17511PatStaff
Did this solve your issues?
Official MyDataMerge Team2022-11-16 at 8:45 pm #17512Niels BakkerCustomer
It did solve the problem but run now in a 404032 Error code.2022-11-16 at 8:50 pm #17513PatStaff
Right after the issue appears, send us Feedback:
- Go to Menu > Help > Send Feedback
- Enter a name, email and some text
- Tick the checkbox to send us the log files (important!)
Then i can check whats going on.
Official MyDataMerge Team2022-11-16 at 9:00 pm #17514PatStaffThis reply has been marked as private.
Official MyDataMerge Team2022-11-16 at 9:45 pm #17515PatStaff
I will get back to you once we know more.
Official MyDataMerge Team2022-11-16 at 9:54 pm #17516PatStaff
We can reproduce the error and it seems it only appears if you have only one placeholder which is a qrcode.
Try adding a second placeholder to your document and add a second data column in your excel.
This should bypass it. We’re working on a solution.
Official MyDataMerge Team2022-11-16 at 10:41 pm #17517Niels BakkerCustomer
Then I run into to the error that some of the placeholders are not valid. If I want to select column at the datasource entry it does show a blank page. Also autolink doesn’t recognise it.
I’m using <<qrcode>> and <<amount>> which is a just number in text.
2N67RR 52022-11-17 at 6:04 am #17519PatStaff
The datasource entry with a blank page is a known bug that will be fixed in next version. Add a second data column to your excel to bypass it as mentioned. Most users have way more complex setups that work without any issue.
The titles in the datasource should not have << and >> then autolink will work.
Autolink will work for text replacement not qrcode (as a qrcode requires more setup than just linking it) once the titles in the datasource are fixed (without <<>>)
I apologize that you ran into a new bug in a simple test.
Official MyDataMerge Team2022-11-17 at 11:31 am #17520Niels BakkerCustomer
I added a second data column but still have the blank page issue, which doesn’t allow me to select a datasource, also autolink still doesn’t work. The titles in the datasource don’t have any << or >> so I still struggle.
The bug is no issue, just want to make it really work for me before I buy it.2022-11-17 at 12:06 pm #17521PatStaff
We just rechecked this with the files you sent us. It works without an issue. Even autolink (we have a placeholder “<<test>>” and a column “test” in the datasource). For QR-Code Autolink won’t work (as manual setup is required).
According to the empty table:
Try to delete the datasource element (by clicking the trash icon) and manually add a new one. Still the issue with no columns visible to select from?
Note: We’re already working on the issue.
Official MyDataMerge Team2022-11-17 at 1:04 pm #17522Niels BakkerCustomer
Hi Pat, Still the issue with no columns visible.
I have checked the placeholders en column in the datasource and they match.
I will make a new Indesign file and new xlsx to see if that works.
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