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How to create an SDLX term database from a delimited text?
Thread poster: Maria Asis

Maria Asis  Identity Verified
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Oct 23, 2003

Dear all,

I am trying to import a database from a delimited text.

I do all steps (I think that well) but when it's finally imported I can only see the English source term by a empty Spanish window. I think this is because I choose English in the last synchronization option before importing. I cannot see Spanish terms at all.

Maybe I have not set up well the termbase before importing (I just set Target and Source fields). Help!

Thanks in advance!

Ma. José


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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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Click on each column and select the language, then choose term Oct 23, 2003

Maria Asis wrote:

I do all steps (I think that well) but when it's finally imported I can only see the English source term by a empty Spanish window. I think this is because I choose English in the last synchronization option before importing. I cannot see Spanish terms at all.

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Hi,

you have to set the language for each column you see after having set which is the delimiter (the wizard analyses your file and displays in a sort of preview columns with terms, typically two). Once you see the columns, you have to click on the first column, set the language and choose *term* from the dropdown menu, then click on the second one and repeat all steps.

It doesn't matter how you call the columns (source & target, English & Spanish..), as you can choose not to import the first raw. Apart from setting the languages, the most important part is the delimiter: is your delimited text like

source1,target1
source2,target2
source3,target3

? where , could also be any other delimiter...

If the delimited text is not "well-assembled", you won't be able to create a TermBase (it took me some tinkering before I could create my first TermBase, but only because I made mistakes in delimiting the terms).

Giuliana


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Maria Asis  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Oct 24, 2003

Thanks for your suggestion Giuliana!

I always set the language for each column as you said, but it didn't allow me to do it successfully.

I have tried with the setting Source and Definition and Target and Definition, though leaving the Definition fields blank and I finally got it.

Thanks again!

Ma. José


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