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Data Merge Preview Checkbox is backwards

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As the title says, the Preview checkbox for the fields's visibility is backwards.

482303675_ScreenShot2020-10-13at9_04_38AM.png.cc02135e3b54ccf7a09e16caaefacd78.png Should show.

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1586319679_ScreenShot2020-10-13at9_04_48AM.png.5f2f423652f11b473219895e7dcfdb64.png Does Show.


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Actually, based on your pictures, it appears it is not backwards. I take it that the preview would fill in values, while deactivating the preview would instead show field names. I assume the preview in your case is not getting the values for some reason, or that the values are empty.

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I just set it up and only changed the check box in the two views. When I have Preview checked I expect to see the Fields inserted. I figured it out after giving up trying to see anything and hit the Generate button and got Title times four and First times three and Last times 5 because that was the number of times I clicked and double clicked and clicked and clicked....


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I looks in your 1st screenshot you haven't placed any fields yet, can you show it together with the fields panel?
Your 2nd screenshot shows the field <placeholders> as expected. If you then tick 'Enable' you should see the content preview instead <placeholders>.

It appears to work correctly here, in the pages panel & document layout:

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