Is batch delete possible in Multiterm?
Thread poster: Wendy Cummings

Wendy Cummings  Identity Verified
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May 13, 2013

I have just created a new mini-glossary and imported 251 terms from an Excel spreadsheet. However, I didn't realise I also had my main termbase open and so these terms were also imported into there. Is there a way to

(1) isolate all these newly imported terms (e.g. by date imported)
(2) then perform a batch delete, much the same way as can be done with a TM?

TIA.


 

Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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No May 13, 2013

Wendy Leech wrote:

I have just created a new mini-glossary and imported 251 terms from an Excel spreadsheet. However, I didn't realise I also had my main termbase open and so these terms were also imported into there. Is there a way to

(1) isolate all these newly imported terms (e.g. by date imported)
(2) then perform a batch delete, much the same way as can be done with a TM?


Of course, no.
Using a SDL tool, you simply can't be wrong icon_smile.gif

This kind of maintenance must be done in some external tool.
E.g,. as always in many desperate SDL cases, a text file workaround is possible.
I.e. export, delete the last entries in the XML file, create a new termbase importing the modded XML.

Cheers
GG


 

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Also worth looking at the Glossary Converter... May 13, 2013

... workaround!

Maybe you can easily convert your main termbase to Excel (just a drag and drop), remove the entries you don't want, and then drag and drop the spreadsheet to recreate the termbase.

http://www.translationzone.com/en/openexchange/AppDetails.aspx?appid=386

Regards

Paul


 

Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Lossy... May 13, 2013

SDL Support wrote:

... workaround!

Maybe you can easily convert your main termbase to Excel (just a drag and drop), remove the entries you don't want, and then drag and drop the spreadsheet to recreate the termbase.

http://www.translationzone.com/en/openexchange/AppDetails.aspx?appid=386


This workaround is lossy if the TM is complex.
At least it was lossy when I tested it the last time...

Cheers
GG


 

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I did say... May 13, 2013

... maybe! But I don't know when you last looked at it... maybe worth a review if the latest version you have is older than a week or two?

We've seen a progressive increase in functionality from the developer and the latest one is very useful for all but the more complex termbases.

Regards

Paul


 
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