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linking text field to csv file in after effects mogrt creation

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May 11, 2020

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Hi, 

I wanted to check if it will be possible to use some expression/code in after effects to link a text source drop down menu to an external excel of .csv file. 
the idea being that if I have a template showing name of a reporter for example & I have a file which has all the reporter names & seperated designation,  I should be able to choose a name for the list & the designation is automatically taken. 

Any ideas will be appriciated

Thanks in advance 

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linking text field to csv file in after effects mogrt creation

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Hi, 

I wanted to check if it will be possible to use some expression/code in after effects to link a text source drop down menu to an external excel of .csv file. 
the idea being that if I have a template showing name of a reporter for example & I have a file which has all the reporter names & seperated designation,  I should be able to choose a name for the list & the designation is automatically taken. 

Any ideas will be appriciated

Thanks in advance 

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Not 100% sure but as far as I know, the texts of dropdowns cannot be set via expressions. So if you don't want to write a script that updates these texts (needs to be executed manually each time the csv changes) your best option is probably to use generic names "Reporter 1", "Reporter 2" etc instead of showing the actual names.

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