Query related to TagEditor - Terminology verification - Plug-in – Properties
Thread poster: Sumana U

Sumana U
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Dec 4, 2008

Hi,

I am using SDL Trados 2007, V 8 and Windows XP.

I want to do the terminology verification in TagEditor file. When I select the tab 'Verification Criteria', the third option 'Check for terms which may have been set as forbidden in your termbase' is not active.

Please, let me know if anyone knows how to activate the third option.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Database structure Dec 4, 2008

You can use forbidden terms only, if your database is set accordingly.
To make terms forbidden they must have a picklist field and then you can chose one of the picklist values to be the criterion for forbidding terms.
Otherwise you will not be able to use this feature.
Please note, that the criterion to filter forbidden terms must be a field configured as a picklist.


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Sumana U
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Forbidden values - nil Dec 4, 2008

Hi Jerzy Czopik,
Thank you for specifying the picklist field

The MT termbase taken for term verification is originally an excel file.
I converted it in MT Convert: The picklist fields specified was 'Status' and 'Gender'. Under 'Status' there are several entries (E.g.: do not use, preferred, etc.) as picklist values.

I want to select 'Status' – 'do not use' under the third option 'Check for terms which may have been set as forbidden in your termbase'.

Problem: Sometimes, the Term picklist field box will be having only one picklist (Gender) and sometimes both (Status and Gender). And, no forbidden values are displayed under the 'Select forbidden value(s)' box.

Why only one term picklist field is displayed?
What could be the reason for empty forbidden value(s) box?
How to set right this problem?


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Did you set the picklist values during the creation process of the database? Dec 4, 2008

I understand you converted an Excel sheet, where you specified some columns to be treated as picklist. This is so far ok.
But when you then create the database from your defintion files, the corresponding fields are indeed created as picklists, but the lists in the Termbase Definition remain EMPTY! So you have to manualy fill all those values from Excel in the picklist definition.
Then you should be able to use them to select forbidden terms.
Otherwise the picklists are empty and thus cannot be used.
BTW, your database entries will still have the values showing, but when you chose one to edit and look into the picklist you will see, that there will be no choice of entries, but just an empty field.


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Sumana U
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Problem Solved! Dec 5, 2008

Hi Jerzy Czopik,

I followed what you wrote and succeeded in solving the problem.

Thank you very much for helping me to solve the problem

Have a Nice Day!


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