Variable Data Module
Variable data enables your customer to mass-customise a design manually, or by uploading a data sources such as Excel or CSV files.
When the design is customized, the number of items equals the number of records that have been manually created or uploaded by the customer.
When an upload is made, data columns can then be linked up with corresponding elements on the design
Please note, this is a Premium Module and is only available to Premium subscribers.
How to Enable Variable Data on a Design
To enable this feature, navigate to your designs page, simply click the Configure button on the design you like to assign this to. Then navigate to the Modules Tab. There you will find the Variable Data module. Click to Enable it and submit the form.
Once enabled, the feature is available on the design app. It creates a tab with two options. One for manually adding records, the other for uploading a CSV or Excel file that contains data records.
Now when a design is submitted with variable data, the system automatically re-calculates the QUANTITY value of the product to the number of records that were added manually or uploaded and creates the appropriate number of PDF pages corresponding to the data records. The previews only generates a few pages to prevent having hundreds of preview images on the browser.
Lastly, in the object data passed down to the saved function, a “records” value is passed which states the number of data records the design contains. This can be used for other purposes like updating other custom modules.
For Variable Data form to display, it is required that at least one item in the design should have its Include In Form option enabled