6 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2013 9:43 PM by Angus Hume

    If text exists after merge insert preceding word? Conditional Grep?

    Angus Hume Level 1

      I'm not sure if this is possible or if it is how to go about it. I have a lot of labels that I am creating using data merge. Certain text fields require a label like this…


      Label 1: Merged text data

      Label 2: Optional merged text data

      Label 3: Optional merged text data

      Label 4: Optional merged text data


      I have a number of different label styles where the sometimes the label is not used and sometimes it may be a different layout, such as above the merged text. So I have kept the label out of the data and simply hard coded it into the merge template. So I had to create a number of variations for each layout if it has label 1 and 3 but not 2 etc.


      I aslo have empty line removal, the hard return will be removed if empty.


      So I wonder if it is possible to use Grep to check if text exists for a certain field and conditinally add the styled label text. So I could reduce my template variations. In all I have a bout 5 fields that require this.