Import into Termbase doesn't work
Thread poster: Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:49
Italian to English
Aug 20, 2012

I've converted an excel file for import into an SDL Studio Termbase. Everything seems to work fine, except for the fact that I cannot find the newly imported terms!
Any ideas?

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Local time: 09:49
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Excel column headers Aug 20, 2012

Hi Paul,

I've recently had to create termbases from Excel files for about 25 languages, and in two languages I encountered the same problem.

It seems the first row in your excel file (which should have two columns *source - target*) should also contain the language codes (e.g. EN - FR)
These headers are important, because when they do not match the languages in the created termbase, it will not import a single term.

You can check the correct header codes when you create the termbase. On creating the 'Index Fields', the selected indexes window will show the correct header for your first Excel row.
Checking the 'Show Sublanguages' box and choosing the correct language and altering the Excel header to reflect this exact value might solve your issue.

Hope this helps!


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Paul O'Brien  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:49
Italian to English
Great Aug 22, 2012

Well done, Geert. That was it.

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