updated 10:05 am EDT, Mon April 24, 2006
Teacup releases DataLinker
Teacup Software today released DataLinker, an application that connects databases to Adobe InDesign CS-2 documents. The software allows users to link CSV and ODBC-compliant databases to documents via a simple palette using a plug-in, and offers merge capabilities to insert data from a source one field at a time or from multiple records simultaneously. DataLinker automatically updates changes to data sources, integrating with Teacup's TableStyles/CellStyles and BarcodeMaker plug-ins. The application can link an unlimited number of data sources in a single document, and features automatic formatting based on configurable field rules. Users can simultaneously merge multiple records into an InDesign document, and data can be merged into a flat text file or a table. DataLinker and the ODBC plug-in are priced at $300 each, requiring Adobe InDesign CS-2 (specific system requirements were unavailable).