1 Reply Latest reply on May 1, 2013 12:49 PM by Joel Cherney

    Linking an SQL Database to InDesign

    jwhiteley26

      Good afternoon, my company has an interest in buying InDesign, however before we do so I need to make sure that I can link a SQL Database to InDesign. As well as know if there are any limitations to linking an SQL Database to InDesign. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thank you!

        • 1. Re: Linking an SQL Database to InDesign
          Joel Cherney Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You'd need to give us a lot more information before we could actually make suggestions. This is not a feature that's really built into InDesign; most of the database-driven publishing workflows I've touched would run SQL -> XML -> ID or SQL -> CSV -> ID. A third way would be SQL -> InCatalog or InData -> ID. Those last two are third-party special-use plugins. There are quite a few such plugins.

           

          So: your question is kind of vague and surface-level, and so I'd offer the clear, surface-level answer of "no." But it's Deeper Than It Looks.