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    I hope this idea comes across the way I have it in my head...

    Under generated file names, what do you think about using "Names based on contents of field:" AND the "Make new index page when" tabs at the same time?

    I have a feed that uses category and sub category, and I would like for it to make pages for the sub categories, but use the "category"0001.html type of name.

    Or be able to us [WM-Field: CATEGORY] or any other field in the naming of a file when sorting by another field.

    If someone knows of a good work around, please let me know.

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by TravelDepot:
    I hope this idea comes across the way I have it in my head...

    Under generated file names, what do you think about using "Names based on contents of field:" AND the "Make new index page when" tabs at the same time?/QUOTE]

    That's on the top of the list for v2.4.

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    WOOHOO!



    Thanks Richard!

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    Great, I was just about to post about wanting this.

    I purchased Webmerge yesterday and I've already got a site up (thanks to practicing with the demo version).

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fourth World:
    Under generated file names, what do you think about using "Names based on contents of field:" AND the "Make new index page when" tabs at the same time?

    That's on the top of the list for v2.4.

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    Richard Gaskin <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Not to drag out an old thread or anything, but any news on the next release AND this feature. I've been playing with a feed lately that is making big file sizes that I just can't fix without about an hour of tweaking, and this feature would do the trick nicely
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    If you can't wait for the next WM version, then here's a workaround that I described in "Lessons Learned in Using WebMerge" that may be helpful to your situation. I wrote:

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    WM provides an option to create a new index page after “n” items OR when a variable name changes. What I need is a feature that combines the two, i.e., creates a new index page after “n” records WITHIN a category. Might this be done using an “IF” statement? I haven’t yet tackled at that level of WM.

    My workaround is to redefine the field “Category” to create a new field called “CategoryNBR” in my datafeed that changes every “Nth” record for categories with more than 24 products. For example, in a category of 100+ products called “Ballpoints” I now have Category names called “Ballpoints” (records 1-24), “Ballpoints1” (records 25-48), and so on. I then set WM to create index pages based on the contents of the field “CategoryNBR.” This does the job, but it does require some extra data manipulation each time I download a new datafeed.
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    There is more information related to using this approach posted later within "Lessons Learned".

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    Frank,

    Yeah, that's how I've been doing it, but, like I said, it adds about an hour onto cleaning up some feeds.

    On that note, I've recently started using macros with varying success to clean up my feeds.
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