IDML open error

Community Beginner ,
Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

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I get the following message when trying to open an IDML file

 

'Cannot open the document

"D:\OneDrive\Developments\EDW\Projects\Database Publishing\IDML Creations\IDML Files\tester.idml".
^2'

 

Note the "^2" part of the message.

I can open all .xml files and they are well formed. I have validated the IDML package.

Can anyone give me any clues to what "^2" means?

 

thanks in advance

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Community Beginner , Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021
I found and resolved the problem. I had a "Self" User Defined Name of "Category_1_111669" which breaks the name rules. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

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Make sure the file is fully sync'ed to your hard drive and turn off the smart sync feature in OneDrive.

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Thanks Bob for your fast response.

I have fully synched and I have paused synching on OneDrive. Still same error. I have also tried moving the IDML file to a folder not related to OneDrive. Same error.

 

The file is now in a folder not connected with OneDrive. So, why would OneDrive settings be relevant? 

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If things aren't fully sync'ed InDesign tends to time out waiting for the file and all of the links to download. That out of the way, why IDML and not INDD?

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I have been task with a project to create a product catalogue from a database. I am doing a proof of concept that this can be done through IDML (which makes the output usable elsewhere). It is a hard slog 😉

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Okay...good luck with that project.

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Cheers Bob, I am going to need good luck

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I found and resolved the problem.

 

I had a "Self" User Defined Name of "Category_1_111669" which breaks the name rules. 🙂

 

 

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