dealing with xdt and xml files
Thread poster: manue G

manue G  Identity Verified
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Feb 25, 2015

A client has sent me a glossary in two files: an .xdt and an .xml file.
I have tried to follow previous tips given on the Proz forums but am having the following problem:

1. I created a new termbase (Termbase > Create) using the xdt that the agency sent me, and indicated the path to the xdt, following the wizard.

2. I switched to Catalog, clicked on import and right clicked on default import definition. So far so good.

3. I clicked on load to load the xml file but at this point, then 'browse' but the system only allows me to import an .xdi file.

So I'm stuck.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



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Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
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Instead of "Load" click on "Process" Feb 25, 2015

In step 3, you need to click on "Process" instead of "Load".

"Load" is used to load an "import definition file" with file extension .xdi.

"Process" actually imports the "XML" file with the content of the termbase.

The same applies when you want to export: use "Process" and not "Save" because "Save" saves the "export definition" and not the content.

I know, this is not very intuitive, you are not the first one to fall into this pit.


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manue G  Identity Verified
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Sorted thanks! Feb 26, 2015

Thanks Walter, this is very useful indeed; I managed to open the TB and view the terms

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