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    Hellooo!

    I have a big datafeed for a single shop with different categories mixed in. How can I get the program to create a folder for each category automatically as I build the pages, putting the data in each relevant folder? I don't just want all the data dumped into one huge folder!

    Also, my datafeed is filled with pipes to separate each piece of data - |cheese|29.99|||| etc - Can webmerge not cope with them? I don't see a drop down option for pipes... Or will I have to search and replace through the entire document and if so, what character should I replace them with?

    Thanks!

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    "I don't see a drop down option for pipes"
    You can manually add the pipes to delimiter window.

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    You mean manually type in | in the drop down box below Field Names: Delimiter and Data Delimiter? Sounds strange!

    Thanks for the help!

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    open the feed in excel and save as comma delimited CSV (when you open in excel follow the conversion wizard), that should work. I do not think you can get webmerge to build a folder for each category.

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    First, are you using the latest version of WebMerge? The latest (and last few) version has Pipes in the drop down box.

    Second, you can make a different directory for each. I think you have to put a slash "/" in the field you want to use to name the folders. Sorry, I can't remember the exact syntax - but it can be done.

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    Thanks everyone - but I still cannot get the second thing to work. Does Fourth World read these forums?

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Second, you can make a different directory for each. I think you have to put a slash "/" in the field you want to use to name the folders. Sorry, I can't remember the exact syntax - but it can be done.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thanks - but I'm confused - where exactly do I put the "/" ? In the datafile as I cannot see where else it goes....

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HappySausage:
    Thanks everyone - but I still cannot get the second thing to work. Does Fourth World read these forums?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    When I can, but as I've noted here throughout the forum the best way to reach me is via email.

    The pipe delimiter is in the Delimiter popup list in v2.3.

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