How to run QA for variables in Trados Studio?
Thread poster: Ivaylo Ivanov

Ivaylo Ivanov  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Member (2005)
English to Bulgarian
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Aug 8, 2011

Hi,

I need to proofread a TTX file in Trados Studio.

The file contains a lot of segments with variables placed between the percentage characters: e.g.

Please contact %TEST_NAME%

However, these variables are not defined as non-translatables or locked in any other way.

So, I have segments with editable variables in both the source text and the target text.

Is there a way to run a QA check to verify that the varia
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Hi,

I need to proofread a TTX file in Trados Studio.

The file contains a lot of segments with variables placed between the percentage characters: e.g.

Please contact %TEST_NAME%

However, these variables are not defined as non-translatables or locked in any other way.

So, I have segments with editable variables in both the source text and the target text.

Is there a way to run a QA check to verify that the variable in the source segment is the same as the variable in the target segment?

I tried to use a regular expression for QA Checker 3.0 to find mismatched variables:

Regex source: %(.*?)%
Regex target: %$1%
Condition: Report if the source matches but not the target

This is intended to find any text in the source segment enclosed between the percentage characters where the text enclosed in the percentage characters in the target segment is NOT the same.

Unfortunately, this approach doesn't work in my case.

Can anyone suggest something else?
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You're almost there Aug 8, 2011

Hi Ivaylo,

You need to capture the whole group and not that inbetween the % symbols, so do this:

(%.*?%)
$1
Condition : Grouped search expression - report if source matches but not target

Maybe that will be better?

Regards

Paul


 

Ivaylo Ivanov  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Member (2005)
English to Bulgarian
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Your solution works! Aug 9, 2011

Hi Paul,

Thank you very much for your help!

Your solution worked great. I haven't seen this option:
Condition : Grouped search expression - report if source matches but not target

Thanks!


 


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