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Hello Folks,


I hope this is possible. I am trying to populate text within a data-tag with information drawn from a database. 


I have created a database and associated it with a record format. In the data tag, I have selected the text that I want to populate with the information from the database and it seems like it should work but it doesn't. It just displays the placeholder text. I've attached screen grabs of the settings. 


Any help would be appreciated!



I'm on VW 2020 SP1 (but updating to SP5 as I type)
















Please ignore the actual values, I was experimenting with how to enter information.


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  • 2 weeks later...
  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

Hi, Dylan! Have you actually attached the record to an object and then tag it with the Data Tag? Also I hear there is a tutorial about how to setup the database connection but I don't know where it is. Maybe it will help if you manage to find it.

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