Inject XML data into InDesign File for PDF Creation

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matt.baile
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Inject XML data into InDesign File for PDF Creation

Post by matt.baile » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:49 pm

I am working on creating a PDF file using InDesign within SWITCH. I will have an InDesign file (.indd) that will always be used as a template with the only exceptions being that I want to populate the file with variable data from an incoming xml file. For example, I'll have fields for name, address, city, state, zip, and country. I'd like to have text boxes available for those fields and use the incoming xml file to grab the InDesign file and populate the text boxes with the data from the xml file.

I have my XML pickup and I have the InDesign file, but do I set variable text in the InDesign file and if so, how do I instruct InDesign to use the data from the appropriate XML field?

Thanks,
Matt

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