Case sensitive picklist values in Multiterm
Thread poster: Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
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Sep 3, 2010

Hi,

I'm trying to import entries from a Multiterm glossary supplied to me by a client. I have created a Termbase using the Termbase definition sent by the client. When I try to import the terms from the XML import file, Multiterm throws an error, stating that "irregularities were encountered".

I looked at the resulting log file, which says that two picklist entries are missing from the definition.

Upon editing the termbase definition, I can add one of the picklist entries, but not the other. The missing picklist entry is "COMPANY", but as there is already a picklist entry of "Company", Multiterm won't let me add the same word in all caps, and this appears to be the reason why the terms aren't imported.

I have looked for ways to make picklist definitions case sensitive, but have so far drawn a blank. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.


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Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
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Picklist values are not case-sensitive Sep 5, 2010

The answer is simple: they are not case-sensitive. Do you really need this?
Usually picklist values are used for example for the status field or the customer, etc. and why should there be a difference between "recommended" and "Recommended" or between "Company" and "COMPANY"?

Walter


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Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 6, 2010

Thanks for the reply. Yes, it's in the status field.

You're right that there shouldn't be a difference between "Company" and "COMPANY", but it appears that there is. When I process the entries, I keep getting the "irregularities" error message. When I check the log file, it says that "COMPANY" is missing from the picklist if I have entered "Company", and that "Company" is missing if I have entered "COMPANY". It's very odd.

However, my workaround is to use Apsic xBench. It's just annoying that I can't seem to use Multiterm in this particular case.


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FarkasAndras
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Fix the source file Sep 6, 2010

Just use search and replace to fix the XML, i.e. unifiy all occurrences of "Company/company" to whatever you prefer.
Include the field's XML tag in the replacement expression to make sure the global replace operation doesn't touch other parts of the file.


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