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14:52 Nov 7, 2003
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO] Marketing
Japanese term or phrase:ISBNをキーとして書籍DBから、見つからなければ検索サイトから、必要項目を得る。
You can use the ISBN to search the database for the required items, or, if this fails, try a search
Explanation: You can use the ISBN to search the database for the required items, or, if this fails, try a search engine.
Of course, the sentence is grammatically not expressing potential but action, meaning that the literal translation would be, "You will use," but adjust this as necessary -- I just took a wild guess as to the usage.
I'm not certain you need to translate 書籍 here, but that's a context question. In any case, that would just mean, "...search the book database..." or "...search the publisher's database..." depending.
CELC Inc Local time: 20:41 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 44