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Data merge not working in Dedesign

New Here ,
Aug 12, 2018 Aug 12, 2018

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Hello,

I used the Data-Merge function InDesign in July and it worked just fine. I tried to use it again now in August and it's not working. I thought that the issue was the format of the excel sheet but I have it as both a CVS and TXT and nothing. The files I used to make the data-merge before worked just fine so I decided to just save my new data on the same sheet and as soon as I saved it, it no longer worked. I tried making a new spreadsheet multiple time, all the data is in separate cells and no special characters, and still nothing. I'm not sure what's happening. HELP

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New Here , Aug 29, 2018 Aug 29, 2018

Thank you for your reply. I had downloaded the source from google docs. for some reason, this made it not compatible with excel and InDesing. I made a new excel document and copied just the information I needed (without the title row) into it, instead of copying the entire column. This for some reason worked and I was able to move on with the project. I am not sure why this was the case but it worked. hope this is useful to others

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Community Expert ,
Aug 12, 2018 Aug 12, 2018

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Maybe you have to make sure that no empty rows in the excel sheet!

can you show a screen shot ?

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Aug 12, 2018 Aug 12, 2018

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What message do you get (exactly) when Data Merge fails?

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New Here ,
Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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I have the same problem with a merge document I've been using for years. There is no message - it just doesn't work at all. I tried creating a new document and data source. It's as if there is no merge function.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 29, 2018 Aug 29, 2018

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Hi Yicaury,

We have been waiting for your response to this query.

Kindly update the discussion if the issue is resolved or you need further assistance with it.

Thanks,

Srishti

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Thank you for your reply. I had downloaded the source from google docs. for some reason, this made it not compatible with excel and InDesing. I made a new excel document and copied just the information I needed (without the title row) into it, instead of copying the entire column. This for some reason worked and I was able to move on with the project. I am not sure why this was the case but it worked. hope this is useful to others

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