SDL TRADOS 2011- TMX file Importation - error message
Thread poster: Patricia Raynault-Desgagné

Patricia Raynault-Desgagné  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 12:05
English to French
+ ...
Mar 18, 2013

How come when I try to import a TMX translation memory sent by a client I get this error message when it get to the final step window "Veuillez patienter pendant l'importation des données..." : Données non valides au niveau racine. Ligne 1, position 1.

I can export my TM into a TMX file without problem, but what do I do wrong??

Thanks for your help,

Patricia


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:05
Finnish to French
TMX version and creator? Mar 18, 2013

Patricia Raynault-Desgagné wrote:
How come when I try to import a TMX translation memory sent by a client I get this error message when it get to the final step window "Veuillez patienter pendant l'importation des données..." : Données non valides au niveau racine. Ligne 1, position 1.

The corresponding error message in English is: "Data at the root level is invalid"

What does the header (first couple of lines) of that TMX say about its version and creator? Just open the TMX file in a text editor (eg. Notepad, Workpad etc.) to find it out.

You could try opening the TMX in Olifant and re-exporting it with Olifant under another name.


 

Patricia Raynault-Desgagné  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 12:05
English to French
+ ...
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1st line in Notepad when I open TMX file Mar 18, 2013

Here is the only texte appearing when I open it with notepad :

-r-------- 1 P002444 providers 32847 Mar 14 19:25 P&G(other)_En-US_into_Fr-CA.tmx


 

Patricia Raynault-Desgagné  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 12:05
English to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Try to open TMX file with Olifant... Here is what appears... Mar 18, 2013

Merci Dominique for your tips, but here what I get when I tried to open it with Olifant (you made me discover Olifant though...) :

=================================== Start Process
--- 18-mars-2013 08:51:46 ---------- Start Task
Opening TM...
Error: Données non valides au niveau racine. Ligne 1, position 1.
à System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
à System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseRootLevelWhitespace()
à System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent()
à Olifant.TMXReader.ScanFile()
Duration = 00:00:00.1730099
--- 18-mars-2013 08:51:46 ---------- End Task
Error count = 1
=================================== End Process


 

Lorenzo Cordini
Local time: 18:05
English
Maybe an invalid character Mar 18, 2013

Hi Patricia,

it may be that the TMX contains an invalid character.

you could add the .xml extension to the file and open it Firefox and this should allow you to pinpoint the invalid spot.
Open then the file in a text editor where you can replace or remove the invalid character, close the file and save.

Lorenzo


 


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