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    Brand new to this.Using Eastwood feed. Went through basic feed cleanup, trying webmerge.
    Continually get message <span class="ev_code_RED">can't open export file</span>no matter what I try. Works well with example files.

    I am not a novice computer users, but I sure feel like one

    Any idea?

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    When this happens to me it is because I have exported a datafeed from Excel to a tab-delimited text file and then tried to run WM immediately. WM will not let you access a datafeed if it is still open within Excel.

    The solution is to save the datafeed first as an exported feed, save it again as an Excel file, then run WM. (At least that was the solution in my case.)

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    Yes just had that happen today. I had to close the database file. Then open it in Webmerge.
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    That was it!

    Thank you... now...step 2

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Baertracks:
    WM will not let you access a datafeed if it is still open within Excel. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Actually, that's the OS that won't allow it. Only one app is given permission to access a file at a time.
    Richard Gaskin
    Developer of WebMerge: Publish any data feed on any site
    http://www.fourthworld.com

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    I'd suggest that you check out the WM help section, Fred's tutorial, and my tutorial.

    I think that you will find the sample templates in my tutorial will answer your question.

    FRED
    http://www.web-procreate.com/wm-what.htm

    FRANK
    http://www.creativenutsandbolts.com/webmerge/

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