Add vs. Merge in Trados
Thread poster: LyuFi
Local time: 01:52
Sep 15, 2009

Hi, there!

I am trying to understand what the difference between two import options: add and merge is.

Both of them imply adding imported units to the current TM. But what will the result be? What will my target TM contain if I add units (small file import mode) and if I merge units (large file import mode).

Small import file (no reorganisation): Translator's Workbench reads the translation units from the text import file and adds them to the current translation memory.

Large import file (with reorganisation): Translator's Workbench reads and analyses all translation units from the text import file and merges them with the existing data in the translation memory.


[Edited at 2009-09-16 08:22 GMT]

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David Terhart  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:52
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"Merge" Sep 16, 2009

"Merge" wil only be possible if your TM allows multiple 100% matches (check under "File - Properties" to see if it does). In this case, TUs with identical source texts will be added as a second unit so you will get several 100% matches (appearing as 99% matches).

About "Add" I have no idea.

Hope that helps!

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