How to fix Empty Field!, Bad Tag!, No Match!, EOF!, SP, and other merge errors
This article describes the various merge errors that may occur when using DesignMerge Pro or DesignMerge Catalog software, and provides suggestions for how to remedy those error conditions. A training video is provided for more detail. Be sure to use the Chapters feature of the training video to jump to the specific error condition you are interested in.
WHAT ARE MERGE ERRORS
A merge error occurs when DesignMerge software encounters a specific condition when attempting to import text data from the selected data file into the document. For these error conditions, instead of the actual data being placed into the document, a representative Error String is placed instead. These error strings call attention to a potential problem with the data that is being merged.
The following video provides full detail on all of the possible merge error conditions. Please use the Chapters feature of the video to jump to the section that you are interested in. A summary of all merge errors is presented in the next section.
SUMMARY OF MERGE ERRORS
Following is a list of all current Merge Errors that you may see in a document, along with some suggestions about how to address them. Further details for each error condition are provided later in this document. A training video is also provided for more detail.
|Empty Field!||DesignMerge Pro and DesignMerge Catalog|
The Empty Field! error occurs when the data being imported is empty.
Suggestions for SP Errors
The Stack Pad (SP) condition (not really an error) occurs when the software does not have enough data records available to fill out the entire multi-up sheet. This error only occurs on Cut & Stack or Label Sort multi-up jobs that utilize the DesignMerge Sequencing feature.
Suggestions for EOF! Errors
The End of File (EOF!) error occurs when the software attempts to read a data record that is greater than the total number of records in the data file. This can only occur if you have >1 sequence number in your document and the job does not have enough data records available to fill out the entire multi-up sheet. This error only occurs on Standard Sequential multi-up jobs. If you are not running a multi-up job, then this condition is an error and it is likely you have an invalid sequence number assigned to one or more links in your document.
||DesignMerge Pro and DesignMerge Catalog|
Suggestions for Bad Tag! Errors
The Bad Tag! error occurs when the Variable Link name (or other element, such as a Rule Name, Price Style Name, or Search Criteria Name) that is assigned to a placeholder in the document is missing (or has been accidentally deleted) from your DDF settings. See video for details.
Suggestions for No Match! Errors
The No Match! error occurs when the Search Key assigned to the placeholder cannot be located in the selected data file.
If you are still encountering an error after applying the information provided here, open a support ticket on the Meadows Help Desk.