Multiterm: (-2147467261): (null) message when opening termbase
Thread poster: Stanislav Pokorny

Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 10:42
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Oct 10, 2008

Hi everynone,
after nearly eight months of happy and trouble-free working with Trados 835, I started getting this annoying message again.
The problem only occurs with one single termbase, no matter if working with TagEditor or Word.
I've already tried:
- deleting the MultiTerm7dot.xml file
- removing from the Word Startup folder
- exporting and reimporting the troublesome termbase into a new one
- re-registering TW and MT (in this order)
- re-registering MT and TW (in this order)

No matter what I do, the problem simply persists. Can anyone think of a solution/workaround that works?

Any help would be greatly appreciated...icon_smile.gif

System specs:
WinXP Home SP2
Latest Java Runtime Env. version installed
Latest .NET Framework installed
Trados 835
Multiterm 7.5 (build 448)


SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:42
Try this... Oct 10, 2008

Hello Stanislav,

This problem usually occurs when you have named your termbase with the signs “>" or " =" included.

To resolve this issue open MultiTerm and the termbase which causes the problem. Go to "Termbase" --> "Modify termbase definition". You will be then able to rename your termbase.

Open Translators Workbench and try to select the renamed termbase again.

I hope this helps.

Many Thanks,

Gareth Powell
SDL Support Team

[Edited at 2008-10-10 12:34]


Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 10:42
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It's working Oct 10, 2008

Hi Gareth,
It's working indeed. Actually, I'd had the same idea but thought it couldn't be such a stupid mistake on my part. Well, it aparently was.icon_smile.gif

Thanks a lot and have a nice weekend!



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