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I am successfully using the Data Set to import a csv or tab document and generate the sequence of items in my list. I managed to use the double quotes to get them around my quote text. "It works!" she said
there are missing commas as part of the text in my text quotes.
If I use the CSV and I include the extra comma (whether commenting it first or not with regular expression \, ) it fails to import.
If I import the tab-delimited txt, the commas do not show up at all.
HOW do I include commas in the values of my Data Sets?
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Put the text with commas in quotes. See below:
I should have added that if you want the text in quotes then you need to double quote but for some reason Photoshop will only parse it to give the leading quote with a space after the first (if you miss the space out the lading quote is missed.
I agree with Dave, here is a blogpost that I wrote about when I stumbled over this myself with a leading double-quote mark:
If a Variable Data Set in Photoshop begins with a double-quote mark, such as:
The opening double quote “ will be missing on the merged text in Photoshop:
To overcome this issue, the Data Set should use two double quote marks ““ – followed by the content and then closing with a single ” double quote mark.
And then the text layer variable behaves as expected:
Thank you!... I will credit you all the way.
I had tried this and many other ways ... but what I liked about your response was the simplicity of the test file, and that prompted me to mimic it and found that the way I was exporting the csv file was NOT properly formatted. I tried tab from scratch and all works now.
what I found out now, is that I lose my double quotes ( " ) that are typical at the ends of a phrase. I am trying different ways to work with the csv format, but does not seem to work. IF I do it with tab-delimited way, then I can have double quotes ( " ) and commas ( , ) in the phrases. [BUT mind you, they must be double-double quotes. ""This, will work""]
Conclusion, use tab-delimited files instead, as they seem to have more flexibility and control. for commas and quotes.
You're welcome, I'm glad it helped solve your issue.
I just output the spreadsheet as tab delimited.