Data Merge: Remove blank lines for empty fields no longer works in CC2018
InDesign CC2018 English latest update. Since the update when data merging from a CSV file blank lines are not deleted. Yes, Remove Blank Lines is checked in the options.
Please refer to this article : https://indesignsecrets.com/rid-empty-lines-data-merge.php for more information on how the feature ‘Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields’ work. Basically, if there are some fields that don’t have data in the CSV file, InDesign will remove the blank line in the merged document that is created. However, if you have an entire record(row) missing in the CSV file, it won’t remove that record in the merged document – you will still see an empty record in the merged document.
My 2 cents, check to make sure the line that is linked in the artwork has a hard return before it. Soft returns (shift+enter) don't trigger the remove line feature. That trips me up all the time.
Kathy Reece commented
As you can see in my post, I have the Remove Blank Lines checked. It is not a blank row in the CSV file, it's a blank column
Cordula Hofacker commented
Obviously, the "remove blank lines for empty fields" is not working in the current german version of InDesign CC 18.104.22.168.