InDesign :: Data Merge / Import Through CSV File

Mar 12, 2014

First i got a big Adobe InDesign File where I already have designed a catalog. It's made through tables.
It looks like this:
So here's my problem. The article numbers are already filled in. And I have a .csv file with 3 different colums. Art.Number, StandardPrice, DaliPrice It looks like this:
So now i want to import only the prices from this file, because the article numbers are already filled in. If i try to import the .csv file through data merge --> create merged document i am not able to choose this field which i marked blue (dataset). I don't know why... maybe i have to format my csv file different?
And also if i try to show the preview it only takes the data from the first line in my csv file. So somehow i have to merge the fields from the csv file with the article number which is already in my indesign file.
All those fields who look like this------>

are from an plugin which is calls easy catalog... but i think i won't need this plugin... i am sure it's also possible with data merge.

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