Import XML into Indesign to convert to PDF

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KenCratty
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Import XML into Indesign to convert to PDF

Post by KenCratty » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:59 am

I'm trying to use a flow that will take the XML and create a document in Indesign. I have my XML file and the Indesign template. It looks like I need a script to open the Indesign file template and import the Indesign file. Can someone help me with this? I don't know scripting.

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Re: Import XML into Indesign to convert to PDF

Post by jan_suhr » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:13 pm

You need the following JavaScript in the InDesign configurator property Command
Then as Argument 1 you specify the name of the XML file.

The incoming jobb to InDesign is the InDesign template file and the XML is easiest picked up from a folder where Switch stored it.

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var NameOfFile = $arg1;
$doc.importXML( File(NameOfFile) );
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Re: Import XML into Indesign to convert to PDF

Post by KenCratty » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:14 pm

Thank you. I saw in another post you demo a simple business card flow using your csvXML tool. Can you share that flow?

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Re: Import XML into Indesign to convert to PDF

Post by KenCratty » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:42 am

Here is the document of the flow I built. I'm getting an error 'null is not an object'. Please let me know what I'm doing wrong.
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Re: Import XML into Indesign to convert to PDF

Post by Liv » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:55 pm

Silly question... how do you get the xml info into the InDesign file? How do you create the fields?

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Re: Import XML into Indesign to convert to PDF

Post by jan_suhr » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:02 pm

Google XML import to InDesign.

You have to set up the template document with text fields that is tagged to receive the XML.
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