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

Miguel Carmona  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:40
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.



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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:40
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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.

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Miguel Carmona  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:40
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

This site is very helpful.

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