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Indesign Catalog with data merge

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i'm working on a tools catalog made in CorelDRAW but i want to move it in Indesign. The catalog is separated by multiple categories from mechanical tools to wood and plastic products, electrical and so on (~5000 products plus products that have different characteristics).

What i want to do:
-i want to make a database in excel with fields and add those fields in the Indesign template.

My problem:
-how do i make indesign to add automatically the number of lines for products with more characteristics?

Here is an example:
[![enter image description here][1]][1]


[1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/qiOeS.png
Some products have one characteristic and some products have 20 or more

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excel list

pavelg30188050_3-1602764470013.png

the  results i want

 

pavelg30188050_2-1602764443734.png

 

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Indesign Catalog with data merge

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i'm working on a tools catalog made in CorelDRAW but i want to move it in Indesign. The catalog is separated by multiple categories from mechanical tools to wood and plastic products, electrical and so on (~5000 products plus products that have different characteristics).

What i want to do:
-i want to make a database in excel with fields and add those fields in the Indesign template.

My problem:
-how do i make indesign to add automatically the number of lines for products with more characteristics?

Here is an example:
[![enter image description here][1]][1]


[1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/qiOeS.png
Some products have one characteristic and some products have 20 or more

pavelg30188050_1-1602763854640.png

 

excel list

pavelg30188050_3-1602764470013.png

the  results i want

 

pavelg30188050_2-1602764443734.png

 

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The built-in data merge cannot handle this sort of complex setup. You will need a third-party catalog plug-in to automate this. I use EasyCatalog, but there are several options available. 

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can you give me some more examples please? i intend to do some research on every one

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There are a number of threads on this subject; here is one. 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/catalog-data-merge-plugins/m-p/10466740?page=1#M142541

I can only speak for the plug-in that I use, but there are doubtlessly designers here who could give you informaton about some of the others.

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