Easy/fast way to get rid of duplicate entries in Multiterm?
Thread poster: Nora Diaz

Nora Diaz  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Dec 1, 2005

While importing an Excel glossary, Multiterm 7 crashed at 95%, so I retried, it crashed again and I tried again.

As it turns out, even though it crashed, it did in fact import all the terms, all THREE times. The glossary had 500+ terms, so I'm trying to find a way to get rid of the duplicate entries without having to do it manually.

Does anybody know how to do this?

Thank you in advance!

Nora


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Johanne
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MT 6.5 offers Search for Doublets Dec 1, 2005

My MultiTerm is in German and I don't have the time to close and open it to change the user language...

MultiTerm 6.5 offers "Search for Doublets" (CTR+D) under Search. You will still have to delete the entries manually, but it does help.
Or you could just save the definition of your current termbase and create a new one, then import your data again. That might actually be easiest...
I cannot explain why your system keeps crashing, though

Hope this helps


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Peter Bouillon  Identity Verified
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Newest version? Dec 1, 2005

Nora Diaz wrote:
While importing an Excel glossary, Multiterm 7 crashed at 95%, so I retried, it crashed again and I tried again.


As an aside, I recently had trouble with Multiterm crashing near the end of imports, too. I contacted Trados, and they told me to update to their newest build. (This is free of charge; you just have to re-download the distribution in the same way you did the first time and then re-install.) This stopped the crashes.

P.


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Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Yep importing several times will duplicate entries Dec 1, 2005

Hi Nora,


If the import crashes there may be a box or strange character in the file to import. Check at the entry around the number of the last term imported. Delete any strange characters/boxes and try again.

To delete doubles use Search for duplicate terms. I find it’s better to have the termbase in Source-Target mode to do this, as you may have more of the same terms in the target for different source terms. I only delete source doubles.


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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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Yes, but... Dec 1, 2005

Jo Macdonald wrote:

Hi Nora,


To delete doubles use Search for duplicate terms. I find it’s better to have the termbase in Source-Target mode to do this, as you may have more of the same terms in the target for different source terms. I only delete source doubles


The duplicate, or triplicate, entries should be deleted manually? Thus, you'll have to delete manually about 300 entries?

There should be something else.

Regards

Clarisa


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