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When executing an Expand Variable Data to PPML File task, a variable element might be incorrectly placed into the fixed part when starting from a VDP document created in PackEdge.


In a Variable Data context, where PackEdge is used to create a VDP document and Automation Engine is used to expand it with the Expand Variable Data to PPML File task:

  • when VDP elements are not in the "Variable_Data" layer in PackEdge
  • and there are no other static elements in this layer
  • then these VDP elements might get wrongly copied into the fixed part

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Article information
Applies to

Automation Engine 12.1.1

Last revised 
Author LSIN
CW NumberCW194192

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