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Old 02-16-2010, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default Desktop publishing solution for SQL data

I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to easily pull data out of SQL Server and put it into my page layout software. InDesign has a data merge feature I believe. Is it any good? Are there better products or plug ins out there?

More detail: We're looking to take SQL data that covers our hundreds or courses (title, description, room number, time) and create a course catalog. Piece of cake if we just wanted a basic tabular print out. But we'll want to randomly intersperse the data text and photos. So I'd like to dump all the SQL data into the desktop publishing tool and still be able to move stuff around. I understand once the data is dumped and I start moving it any changes to the SQL data will not be able to easily be flowed through to the layout.
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