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How to update Data from .csv into spreads?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Hello everyone 😃
I have a problem after mergin and updating data from .csv files.
What I have is a merged document with a spread as Master Page. But right page has a different layout then the left. Also data is being used on both left and right.

The problem: when I try to update data in the cells – right pages and also insterted images (that use @placements from .csv as well) disappear. It breaks my heart as I already have a 500+ leaflets using csv -file. Some of the fields been updated by the client and I have no idea which ones... So do I have to start everything from the beginning or there is a way to fix the problem?

Thank you in advance 😃
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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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When you post a question you always need to tell the Adobe program you are using
There are MANY programs in a full subscription, plus other non-subscription programs
Please post the exact name of the Adobe program you use so a Moderator may move this message to that forum

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I am sorry. It was my first question ever here 😃
It is indeed InDesign v 17.3

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is this an indesign question?

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Yes. Sorry for not specifying it in the first place.
I am using InDesign v 17.3. 

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no problem.

 

all the forums are listed here, https://community.adobe.com/

 

so in the future, pick the one that looks best for getting an answer.

 

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Based on your screen recording, it's pretty clear you are using InDesign and Data Merge. 

Can you upload your sample files with data?

 

David Creamer: Community Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Yes. It's InDesign v 17.3 and Data Merge.
Linked 3 files - .csv and 2 intial InDesign documents.
I used Merge on Master page "DataMergeUpdate.indd" and the result is "DataMergeUpdate-1.indd" (where I plan to update data from cells of .csv).

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Also added 4 images. Sadly they all desappear as well if I try to update the image from blue.pdf to green.pdf (for example) in the @Colour section.

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