Termbase: Unsure of fields and indexes
Thread poster: Kjersti Farrier

Kjersti Farrier  Identity Verified
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English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Oct 10, 2009

I have recently installed SDL TRADOS Studio 2009 with MultiTerm, but am having some problems with creating the termbases the way I want them and need them to be.
All I want is a base which includes the English and Norwegian translation of a term. I have managed to convert an .xls file which includes just two columns: English and Norwegian. I have also created termbases using the converted file and can view them in SDL Multiterm, but the problem is to use them in SDL Trados.
I personally believe I have misunderstood how to setup, define, use etc fields and indexes.
Do I need to make a more complex spreadsheet? Can I not just use my two columns one? I thought I could based on another topic I read.
Please could someone share some light on the issue I may be having. I've been going through help documents, but none seem to cover what I am trying to achieve.


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Kjersti Farrier  Identity Verified
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Use in TRADOS - Termbase Search Oct 10, 2009

I seem to be getting somewhere.
I seem to be left with two problems:
1. Just be convertion and importing my spreadsheet into Multiterm I do not seem to be able to have a separate (flagged) entry for, and linked to the English entry, the Norwegian translation. I comes as a field under the English entry. I have to add it to the entry later on, within Multiterm.

2. (and also the main issue) I cannot get "Termbase Search" to correctly look-up in the termbase, no matter what I try it remains empty with "No results available". BUT if I bring up the Termbase Viewer, I can see my entries there, but am unable to transfer them into my translation.

Please help, I am really tearing my hair out here, and I am very certain there is some very simple procedure which I seem to be missing out


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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Reorganize Termbase Oct 10, 2009

bamse73 wrote:

2. (and also the main issue) I cannot get "Termbase Search" to correctly look-up in the termbase, no matter what I try it remains empty with "No results available". BUT if I bring up the Termbase Viewer, I can see my entries there, but am unable to transfer them into my translation.

Please help, I am really tearing my hair out here, and I am very certain there is some very simple procedure which I seem to be missing out


Reorganize your termbase in MultiTerm and then you will be able to see the results in Studio. I hope one day SDL will abandon MultiTerm and develop a new terminology tool. I don't use Trados Suite or Studio mainly because of MultiTerm.


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Kjersti Farrier  Identity Verified
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Still stuck... Oct 10, 2009

Thank you, Selcuk, but this does not seem to make a difference.
I am starting to wonder if it has to do with Sublanguages. In the project I have English (American) -> Norwegian (Bokmal), the termbase is English -> Norwegian, although I seem to have everything cross-referenced correctly. But also to get both English and Norwegian as Indexes from the original Excel spreadsheet seems to be an issue, is this not possible? I can edit the Termbase and add the proper (indexed) Norwegian translation, but even then it does not appear in the Termbase Search ...


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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Possible Oct 10, 2009

In that case I could only suggest you to create a new termbase with the same language pair used in the project (or create a new project with the language pair of your termbase).

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