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Could not export dataset because the replacement file was not found!

New Here ,
Apr 17, 2017 Apr 17, 2017

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Hi all, I've been creating data driven graphics (id_cards) in Photoshop CS6.

I've successfully imported the data into  the respective layers from a .CSV file.

But the problem occurs when I try to export the datasets as separate psds.

Upon clicking the export button, a dialogue box poops-up with an error message "Could not export the data "data-set name" set because the replacement file was not found".

Does anybody know the way to get this resolved?

Plz help, thanks. !

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Nov 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018

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This is because the image file that is used in the dataset has been moved or is missing. If you iteratively click the "do not replace" option on all the var's your are working with your can track down which file is missing.

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Dec 18, 2019 Dec 18, 2019

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Sep 12, 2023 Sep 12, 2023

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For me, the problem was that the filename of the image files to be processed contained an illegal character - the parentheses ( ) that Windows adds when you rename a long series of multiple files. i.e., (101).jpg. Removing the parentheses solved the problem for me, and it was easy to remove the parentheses using a bat file described here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13933944/rename-multiple-files-without-parentheses-remove-parent...

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Sep 12, 2023 Sep 12, 2023

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File is missing or something is wrong with data set, files should be in the same folder as template so you can type only file names in data sets. Otherwise entire path must be typed in the data set. Difficult to say what exactly is going on without seeing data sets and situation that you have.

 

Can you preview data sets from Image > Apply Data Set?

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Jan 12, 2024 Jan 12, 2024

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Yo have to add \ before the name of the file if the file is in the same folder that the photoshop base file

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Jan 12, 2024 Jan 12, 2024

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Yo have to add \ before the name of the file if the file is in the same folder that the photoshop base file


By @Javier30810176qxqb

 

Interesting! Would a Mac need a forward slash or colon (as a back slash is for Windows)?

 

I have always used the full path.

 

I remember over the years that people have said that they could never get the relative option to work and Adobe don't mention the leading slash in their documentation:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/au/photoshop/using/creating-data-driven-graphics.html

 

 
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EXAMPLE DATA SET

 
c:\My Documents\violet.jpg
 
Note:

You can use a relative path for the image location if the text file is in the same folder as the image file. For example, the last item in the example can be: true, VIOLET, violet.jpg

 

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Jan 13, 2024 Jan 13, 2024

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This statement is false for Windows. I have tested it on Photoshop 25.3.1.

The following dataset functions without any issues.

test pixel replacement variable.jpg

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