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Old February 20th, 2019, 06:19 AM
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We have a document that has a declared data file linked. Within the same document, we have page calling an external CSV for the flyout. When we compose the document, we would like the pages to be created in the order of the external document and not the linked data document. Is this possible?

Between the two data sets, we have a unique identifier to match the rows.
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Old February 20th, 2019, 08:35 AM
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I don't believe this is possible.

FusionPro composes in the order of the input Data Source, and I don't believe there is a way to seek around that data source.
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Old February 20th, 2019, 03:46 PM
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I wouldn't say it's entirely impossible. You can do some tricks with setting None data, or a single record, then repeating that record a particular number of times to match the count of lines in an XDF, then pull each line from the XDF for each repeat. This is actually a more common paradigm than you would think. There are several threads here with examples similar to this:
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 05:40 AM
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Default Re: Compose Ordered by External Data

Thank you for getting back to me. It makes sense it would work this way.
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