To start the configuration of a new project you have to add a database (spreadsheet) to the Fastcat project and indicate which column of the spreadsheet should be used as a unique code. The unique code identifies absolutely every single item and is essential for the automatic updating of the elements inserted in InDesign documents. This code cannot be changed after the project configuration is finished.
After you set the unique code, you can configure spreadsheet columns by assigning it the Image field value. These columns must either contain the path to the images or the names of the images inclusive of the extension. If you choose not to enter the path of the image you will have to assign an image folder and make it active .
The second indispensable parameter for automatic updating of texts and images is the link TAG. The link TAG serves to actively link the elements entered in InDesign to the database. There are two types of TAG configuration: relative coordinates (figure 1) and relative coordinates + label (Figure 2). As with the unique code, the link TAG cannot be changed after you have finished configuring the project.