3 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2012 7:11 AM by Kasyan Servetsky

    Script a find/change using a datasource

    drunk_irishman

      So I wrote a program (C#) a few years ago that basically opens an InDesign Exchange file, does a find/replace based on a SQL table datasourse and then our graphics folks would just convert the completed INX file back to InDesign and ultimately to a PDF.  Too many steps.

       

      There are upwards of 2500 pieces of variable data in each file, so a product like DesignMerge is not practical.  Our data file basically consists of 2 fields [LookFor] and [ReplaceWith], I'd like an Indesign script that will just run through the data file and do a Find/Change for each record.  Is this doable and does anyone have any suggestions or starting points?

       

      Thanks!