Problem with Multiterm when importing .xml file
Thread poster: Maria Eugenia Roca Rodriguez
I have a problem with Multiterm. I hope somebody can help me solve this.
As usual, I created a glossary in Excel, I converted it to .xml file with Multiterm Convert. So far, everything is fine. Then I create the Termbase in Multiterm. But when I attempt to import the .xml file into the termbase it shows an error at 95% of the process. The error is:
Program C:\Archivos de programa\TRADOS\MultiTerm\MultiTerm.exe
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.
I always use Multiterm and this never happened before. I created a termbase a couple of days ago and everything was fine. But since yesterday this problem occurs. I tried to do it in two different computers. I even reinstalled Multiterm but nothing seems to work. Oh! I work with Multiterm 7.
Thanks for your help!
| | Ralf Lemster
Local time: 11:39
English to German
| Moving the topic... || Aug 27, 2007 |
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As usual, I created a glossary in Excel, I converted it to .xml file with Multiterm Convert. So far, everything is fine. Then I create the Termbase in Multiterm.
Use the .xdt (termbase definition) generated by MTConvert to create your new terrmbase. You'll find it lying around right next to the .xml MTConv provided. Don't change a thing about it.
| It didn't work || Aug 27, 2007 |
Thanks for your reply. I've just done that but it didn't work either.
All the best
| | Vito Smolej
Local time: 11:39
English to Slovenian
strikes a familiar note with me ... I think it defines the moment, when all new records have been read through and MultiTerm starts on the final leg (creating tables, reorganizing ... I dont know / remember).
check the first line in XLS - I screwed up few times, by using (for instance) SL and EN; instead Slovenian and English, as the first batch, used to create the data base, was saying.
Also, could be something as stupid as read-only tag on the database.
What does exclusion file say (xcl)?
| same problem again || Aug 27, 2007 |
Thanks for helping me.
Yes, the problem is at 95% when the software reorganises the entries. I've checked the headings in the file, and they are correct: English and Spanish.
I have never created the exclusion file before, I always check the apply fast option. So now I created it. It's a strange file and I don't know which software reads those files, so I opened it in Note pad and this is what it says:
But I don't know if that means anything to you...
All the best
| Building the fuzzy index fails or import file corrupt || Aug 27, 2007 |
I don't have a solution to your problem but some questions that might help to find out the cause for the crash.
If an import has progressed to 95% this usually means that MultiTerm has finished reading the entries and is building the fuzzy index for the fuzzy search.
The reasons why builiding the fuzzy index failed can be manifold. Here are some things you can check:
- Do you have special characters like mathematical symbols in your language fields?
- Do you have many homographs?
- Do you have line breaks or paragraph breaks in the Excel file? They may be caused by long terms.
- Do you have characters like "&", "<", ">" or "/" in your terminology? They have a special meaning in XML and if MultiTerm doesn't code them correctly this may cause trouble.
One last idea: it may be that the end of your input file is corrupted for some reason. Please open the file in Word (deping on the file size this may take a while) and check if the last three tags as shown below are present:
I hope this helps to find the source of your problem.
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| answer to your questions || Aug 27, 2007 |
Thanks for taking the time to answer.
Yes, I have those characters. At leas I have "/". What should I do? Change them to another symbol? Which one does not cause trouble?
And those last three tags are in the files.