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memoQ 9: Term Base Editor

The Term Base Editor allows you to edit the contents of a term base. It uses a custom ribbon and is opened by clicking Edit when selecting a TB in the term bases pane in a project or from the Term bases section of the Resource console.

  • New creates a new term base entry.
  • Delete deletes a term base entry.
  • Import works like Import Terminology on the term base ribbon: it opens a dialog to import the contents of a CSV, Excel or TMX file into the selected term base.
  • Export works like Export Terminology on the term base ribbon: it exports the contents of the selected term base into a CSV or tab-separated text file.
  • Properties displays the TB properties dialog. Users with access rights (only admins and the original creator of the TB by default) can change the TB name, metadata and lookup settings here.
  • Tidy Up View clears the selection and the entry form at the bottom. As a result, no term base entry will be selected.
  • Approve Current Entry: If you are editing a moderated term base, sets the status of the current entry to "approved". This means that the entry will become visible to all users rather than to terminologists and project managers only.
  • Show Entry History: If you are editing a moderated term base, displays the change history for the current entry in a separate pane. This makes it easier to decide whether or not to approve the entry.
  • Show Duplicates opens a dialog (see below) that allows you to filter out duplicate entries and decide whether to merge or delete them.
  • Filter opens a dialog (see below) that allows you to filter entries in the term base based on various criteria.
  • The Duplicates field is only displayed when a duplicate filter is applied. See Managing Duplicates below.
  • Help opens the memoQ help for the Term Base Editor.

Editor view

In the Editor, you can select individual term entries and edit them, their metadata or their case sensitivity and matching settings. You can select all filtered entries with Ctrl + A if you want to implement changes for all entries.

Managing duplicates

Clicking Show Duplicates opens a filter prompt where you can set critera for what should be considered a duplicate entry and then generate a view where these are filtered. Once the filter is applied, the Duplicates field is added to the Term Base Editor ribbon. These functions allow you to navigate the duplicate candidates and decide where to merge or delete particular entries.

Filtering and sorting

The Filter button opens a prompt where you can filter or sort term base entries based on the criterias of your choice. Handy for isolating terms added at a particular time or by a particular user.