Tool for adding TU attribute fields to TMX files
Thread poster: Ivaylo Ivanov

Ivaylo Ivanov  Identity Verified
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Oct 12, 2010

Hello,

I'm facing the following situation:

I have a great number of TMX files which I want to merge in a single TM. However, before importing them I want to do a bit of maintenance work on them, like adding Attribute fields to the TUs (e.g. Subject: Technical, Client: XXX, Product: XYZ, Project No: 1234, etc.).

Can you recommend me a suitable tool to do this?

Thanks in advance!


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Studio 2009 Oct 12, 2010

In Studio 2009 you can add fields to individual TUs or to all the units in a TM using Batch Editing and Deleting in the Translation Memory window.

I suggest you do it on a copy because these changes cannot be undone.


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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
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Olifant Oct 12, 2010

You could try the freeware Olifant TM editor:

http://okapi.sourceforge.net/Release/Olifant/Help/index.html

which lets you modify attribute fields, among other things.

Giles


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Ivaylo Ivanov  Identity Verified
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How to add new attribute fields with Olifant? Oct 12, 2010

Giles Watson wrote:

You could try the freeware Olifant TM editor:

http://okapi.sourceforge.net/Release/Olifant/Help/index.html

which lets you modify attribute fields, among other things.

Giles


I opened one of the TMX files in Olifant but couldn't figure out how to add new attribute fields.

Do you know how to do this?


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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
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New attribute fields Oct 12, 2010

Hi Ivaylo.

You can fiddle around with existing attribute fields but you can't add new ones, I think (I'm not an expert) because this would create indexing problems in the existing TM.

What you'll have to do is create a new TM with the attribute fields you require, edit the legacy TMs in Olifant so their attributes conform to the new master TM and then import them.

There are other discussions on this, for example:

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/150722-import_tm_adding_new_attribute_to_units_trados_2006.html

If anyone has a better way, I'm all ears


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Ivaylo Ivanov  Identity Verified
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What about setting attributes upon import into the TM Oct 12, 2010

Giles Watson wrote:

Hi Ivaylo.

You can fiddle around with existing attribute fields but you can't add new ones, I think (I'm not an expert) because this would create indexing problems in the existing TM.

What you'll have to do is create a new TM with the attribute fields you require, edit the legacy TMs in Olifant so their attributes conform to the new master TM and then import them.

There are other discussions on this, for example:

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/150722-import_tm_adding_new_attribute_to_units_trados_2006.html

If anyone has a better way, I'm all ears



Giles, thanks for your suggestions.

What I want to avoid is to create a new TM for each file and set the fields in Trados for example.

I have about 150-200 TMX files. I'd like to process the TMX files themselves.

Does anybody knows in which tool (Trados, Deja Vu, MemoQ, or another) I can select which attributes to be applied during the import? So, the selected attributes are written to the translation units which are being imported. When importing the next file, I select other attributes and its TUs will be written to the same TM but other attributes.


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