Why Is An AutoPrice Link Displaying “No Match!” After Being Updated? Part 1

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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A “No Match!” condition means the AutoPrice Link (placeholder) has been assigned to a Search Key that does not exist in the database file.  To resolve this, try the following suggestions:

Step 1:  Confirm that placeholder’s Assigned Search Key is not in the database file.  To do this, click inside the “No Match!” placeholder (the placeholder that encountered the “No Match” condition when it was updated).  Then, open the AutoPrice palette.  If the palette is in “TableTagger” mode, put the palette in “Single Tag” mode by clicking on the “TT” icon in the upper left corner of the palette.  The “Search Key” field on the palette will show you the Search Key that is assigned to that “No Match” placeholder.  Be sure to note the Search Key that is displayed on the palette (or copy the Search Key to your clipboard so you can paste it into a Find window next).  Next, open the database text file and look for that Search Key.  If there is a record that does contain that Search Key, confirm there are no invisible characters (for example, extra spaces) in that field.

If you cannot find an exact match in the database file, then you know that the placeholder has encountered a “No Match!” condition because the placeholder is assigned to a Search Key that does not exist in the database file.  If you can find an exact match in the database file, then go to the next troubleshooting step.

DesignMerge Technical Support … Why are there quotes bracketing data in merged text links?

December 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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If you are seeing quotes bracketing data that is merged into a DesignMerge Text Link, then your database file is using the quote character as a Text Qualifier. If you would like to confirm your database file is using a quote mark as a Text Qualifier, you can open the database text file in a plain text editing application, such as TextEdit or Notepad, and search for a double quote to see if a double quote character is bracketing any field data. If not, then search for a single quote to see if a single quote character is bracketing any field data. When done, remember to close the database file without saving any changes to it.

To set up your DesignMerge job to hide the Text Qualifier (double quote or single quote) so it will not be displayed by any merged Text Links, simply change your DDF’s “Text Qualifier” setting from “None” to the appropriate quote character (single quote or double quote). Then, the next time you merge the document, DesignMerge will hide any quotes that are bracketing the data in your database text file.