Problem creating MultiTerm 2009 termbase - mtf files empty
Thread poster: Miguel Carmona

Miguel Carmona  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:45
English to Spanish
Oct 13, 2011

Hello everybody,

I have been using MultiTerm 2009 SP3 successfully until now.

I received a MultiTerm termbase in the form of two files, extensions xml and xdt.

I was able to create the termbase, but the problem is that it is empty. Both mtf files created, source and target, are empty.

Not knowing what to do, I tried closing MultiTerm, erasing the database and erasing then the following files (as suggested by Paul from SDL somewhere else):


Then, I opened MultiTerm and recreated the termbase, but still there are no terms in the termbase.

I went to SDL's Solution Finder, but I was not able to find anything relevant to my problem.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.




Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:45
Member (2003)
Polish to German
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Did you import the xml into the newly created termbase? Oct 13, 2011

When you create a termbase it is ALWAYS empty.
So unless you imported anything there it will remain empty as long you do not add any terms or import the content.


Miguel Carmona  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:45
English to Spanish
Like trying to drive a car without petrol in the tank, right? Oct 13, 2011

Thanks a lot, Jerzy!

Ha, Ha! It was so elementary that I am slightly tempted to feel embarrassed!

Once more (lots so far), I benefit from your advice.



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FYI Oct 13, 2011

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