5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2013 12:27 PM by MallieWilliams

    Merge Field Issue

    MallieWilliams

      Hey..everyone..

       

      What would cause a merge field not to work? I have another merge field from the exact same table and it works. The new one I added in doesn't work.

        • 1. Re: Merge Field Issue
          mikebeargie

          What doesn't work about it?

           

          Things that would cause it not to display:

          1) no data in the field (displays blank)

          2) field is not merge compatible type (IE container)

          3) field is improperly merged (missing brackets, try re-adding with the ctrl+M merge command)

          4) Field is improperly related (displaying a merge from an unrelated table)

          5) possible file/layout corruption (highly unlikely)

          6) User access to merged field is not allowed.

           

          That's what I can think of off the top of my head.

          • 2. Re: Merge Field Issue
            MallieWilliams

            It does not show the info..

            Things that would cause it not to display:

            1) no data in the field (displays blank) =Done

            2) field is not merge compatible type (IE container)= Not a problem I have two merge fields working already on the same layout.

            3) field is improperly merged (missing brackets, try re-adding with the ctrl+M merge command)= Tried that.

            4) Field is improperly related (displaying a merge from an unrelated table)=not the problem.

            5) possible file/layout corruption (highly unlikely)= not sure.

            6) User access to merged field is not allowed. Where do I find this Option.

            • 3. Re: Merge Field Issue
              MallieWilliams

              Got it!...In the data tab in the Inspector I didn't have the correct table referencing the merge field.

              • 4. Re: Merge Field Issue
                mikebeargie

                that would be #4 in my notes above. Glad to hear you figured it out!

                • 5. Re: Merge Field Issue
                  MallieWilliams

                  Ok..Yeah that was the one.. Thanks again guys appriciate you'll time.