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Variable Text Large Data Set

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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I have an issue in which I am trying to bulk export design with 600000 text variables. PS just crashes every time. Any advice other than cutting down the number of variables. I dont want to be processing like 5000 at a time because I dont have all day to sit at PC. Thx.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Hi @Pat5F8A I'm not seeing any submitted crash reports from you in our system. If you haven't done so already, please submit all Crash Reports along with your email address: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/submit-crash-reports.html

 

Might need to get a copy of your PSD and CSV to troubleshoot/debug.


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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Hi Jeffrey. Thanks for taking up this topic. PS does not display crash reports in this scenario. I just get windows spinning wheel for hours with Task Manager saying PS is not responding.

 

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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I ran this again this morning and after 4 hours I still just have windows loading circle...

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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After 6 hours it started. But each psd file takes several minutes to generate. Presumably, it incorporates all 600000 variables into each psd file. How can this be avoided. Ideally, I would like to convert all 600000 directly to jpeg 

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Yeah. it's a bit of a meniacal use case for Variables. It may actually be better, more efficiant to just script it using the ExtendScript API. Are you familar with JavaScript? If you just pseudo coded what your process is, there are lots of folks on this forum that could probably give you 90% of the code that would replace the text and kick out a uniquely named JPEG.


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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Not saying that variables shouldn't work but depending on how things, you may actually be running out of memory. I don't think anyone has tested with 600000 variables.


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Community Beginner ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Hi Jeffrey. Ryzen 5 with 32G RAM and a RTX graphics card. System monitor indicates PS is running at about 2-3G. I thought a simple non graphical t shirt with 600000 variables would be simple!!

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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So it does not crash at all? We'd call that a "hang" but since it does something eventually, that's really just "slow". But no slower that I'd expect. No simple: pushing beyond all imagination. If you can outline what use you make of  6 million variables for one tee shirt (?), someone may be able to suggest the best alternative. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Thanks Everyone for your thoughts. I guess I'll just have to go and think about it. I'm not joking, but I originally was looking at 1.4 million variables. Xls couldn't handle that. I thought 600k would be OK. I really think it would go much better if PS just spat out jpg files instead of PS. That's not possible is it? My day job is research chemist. This is a hobby - hoping to make some extra cash. I'll have a look at Extend script but haven't coded before...

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Just another thought. PS handles 1000 variables fine. Is there some way I can use a macro or other automation to open csv file, take first 1000 variables, process them and then continue the loop selecting the next 1000 variables etc?

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Unfortunately - Variables only spits out PSD. It was originally created to work with a server product called Adobe Graphics Server in the early 2000s which would spit out the optimized results for web sites. (Having been here nearly 21 years I unfortunately remember the 'olden days')


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