Indesign data merge glitch

Community Beginner ,
Sep 14, 2022 Sep 14, 2022

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I have a 2 page indesign A3 landscape document which has 20 data fields (10 on each page) which are populated with numbers from a text file. I am having a really weird problem.  If I create a merged Indesign document it all works fine, but as it is a 3000 record data file it takes a long time to create this file.

 

But if I create a merged pdf from the original Indesign file, one of the datafields just repeats the number from the first page. All the other 19 fields merge correctly. I have recreated the data field but same happens.

 

I attach a merged pdf of records 1-20 to show the issue.

 

Any help appreciated!

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Sep 14, 2022 Sep 14, 2022

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I believe there's a bug (suprised not fixed yet) - if you preview the data before doing the export then it fails.

Don't preview the data merge and try the export blindly - see if that works.

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Sep 14, 2022 Sep 14, 2022

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And make a new template file if this is what happened. Once damaged by previewing a data merge template never seems to work correctly again.

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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Did that. Still the same issue.

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