I am working on a data sheet design where we will be outputting 700 or so sheets. After much trouble shooting and reading online I have solved all but one of my problems when importing data from a CSV file. Hopefully one of you can help me out.
I have a section where I am listing application properties, the excel data has a variation of 1 to 5 applications per data sheet, so in my excel sheet it looks like this:
The problem I am having is the empty cells cause an error "Data set 1 was Incomplete" because when opening up the CSV it looks like the line ends with a comma. A few things I have tried are putting a couple of spaces in each empty cell ( gives me a "program error") and using the bullet special character (outputs as â€¢ instead of •).
Any help on this would be great.
If a character instead of an empty data field is acceptable you could use '- or '_ or '. in Excel which outputs as - or _ or . respectively.
These work without any errors
Since typing my last answer I found a better way
Type " that is " followed by a single space into Excel. That will parse OK and be treated just as a space when replacing text in the variable
Hope that helps
Perfect! That is exactly what I needed. Thank you much.
Hello,Dave! Please explain which character I need to write to get an empty field, I tried it with and without quotes, and nothing comes out with the words "that is"
Do you want words that is to appear? It is not clear to me what is your end goal, please explain further.
@davescm is explaining how to get empty space in Photoshop Type layer, I believe, not how to get words that is. If you want words that is then simply type "that is" in cell.
Don't type that is. That was just part of my explanation.
Simply type a quote followed by a single space.
Have you tried adding a space in these cells? or would it work to add a zero?
The quote + space method did not work for me with Photoshop 2020 win. However, after a little trial and error, a quote + space + quote in the empty cell/csv location translated to an empty space to replace the string variable in Photoshop. Praise the gods, I was at wits end!
Thank you for posting this!
And for anyone else in a bind, I've also learned that Photoshop won't accept em dashes! I also wrapped all my cells in double quotation marks in case they had commas I missed.
Try this formula in sheets to do this automatically (if you want to change cell A2, put it in B2)"
=CONCATENATE(CHAR(34), A2, CHAR(34))