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Variable Data Function in Designer or Photo?

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Is there any way to get this variable data function to work in any affinity product - designer or photo?

i do tshirt designs, so simple things like:

in simplest iteration, change to generate output PNG files from just I love X to many options (using csv file list of X) i love cats / i love dogs / i love horses / i love etc etc etc

here's the illustrator functionality: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/data-driven-graphics-templates-variables.html

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AFAIK, the 2 Affinity apps do not do data merges of any kind, or data imports at this point. 

For the example you gave, there is a method that is fairly easy. Create some text strings, "I love" "X", "X", "X". Make each a symbol. The "X"s can be renamed animal1, animal2.... Save those symbols as assets. The symbols on the page can be changed all at once. But when the symbol asset is pulled back into the document, it is still in its original form "X", and can be changed to have different text and/or new sets of attributes. This can be done w. any number of items.

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@gdenby

 wow, thanks for the suggestion. i'll need to google/search around a bit to fully understand all the features i'll need to use (admitted newbie here) but I'll work on that, and appreciate your spending time coming up with a possible solution and giving me a screenshot to work from in my further research! thanksagain

 

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You are welcome.

6 minutes ago, Ariana M said:

@gdenby

 wow, thanks for the suggestion. i'll need to google/search around a bit to fully understand all the features i'll need to use (admitted newbie here) but I'll work on that, and appreciate your spending time coming up with a possible solution and giving me a screenshot to work from in my further research! thanksagain

 

 


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