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If you have a consistent calalog activity that requires an up to date connection to your database, I would strongly advise looking at EasyCatalog from 65bits software. Not only it will ease your catalog assembly, but it will smooth the updates ensuring that your data are always ok.
If you still want to go "manual", you can think of a script that could turn tables into text then output content to CSV.
For example, given that you selected this table:
var table = app.selection; var st = table.parent.parentStory; table.convertToText(",", "\r"); st.exportFile (ExportFormat.TEXT_TYPE, File ( Folder.desktop+"/export.csv" ) );
Thank you for the quick response!
I'll definitely forward your suggestion about the 65Bit software plug-in to our publishing department.
Our catalog format is not consistent from page-to-page. This is a gardening catalog and due to photos and varying ways we need to present various types of products, there is no standard format that applies the same way to every page, and even the columns I need are not necessarily all going to be always present next to each product (for example, there are some 'parent' product numbers that do not have pricing info next to them).
I'll leave this open a while in case anyone else has additional ideas, and thanks very much for your input.