Variable Data (VDP)

Different types of data are accessible as variable data sources. These may encompass static texts or automatically generated values, such as serial numbers, page numbers, row numbers, and more. Furthermore, a tab- or comma-delimited text file with one or more data columns can be imported to serve as a variable data source.

Apart from file-based variable data, basic data types come with data templates for each linked PDF page. Use the list to toggle the visibility of data on the pages.



Data Types 

Types of variable data sources:

Serial Number:  Sequential page number assigned to a page.

Symbolic Page Number:  Symbolic number assigned to a page in its master page.

Dynamic Page Number:  The final PDF link number assigned to a page.

Signature Number:  The current signature number.

Form Number:  The current form number.

Random Number:  A randomly generated number using given parameters.

Random Text:  A randomly generated set of characters using given parameters.

PDF File Name:  File name of the current linked PDF file.

PDF Page Number:  Page number of the current linked PDF file.

Static Text:  Non-variable user-defined text.

Variable Data From File:  Read below section for details.




Variable Data From File 

A tab- or comma-delimited text file with one or more data columns can be imported into the layout to function as a data source. It is possible to incorporate text boxes for each data column, each with customizable text properties within a data template. The variable data generates only one data template for the entire layout. Use the linked pages list to control the appearance of data on respective pages.



Note:  The variable data module is currently in the beta stage.