Offline TM Update Process for SDL TMS
Posted by Nick Peris on July 19, 2011
While this is as efficient as one could expect, there are cases where “manual” updates of the online TMs must be performed. A Terminology change may have to be implemented globally into legacy TUs. A linguist may be asked to perform an offline clean-up of an overgrown or aging TM, and the resulting file may have to be imported back into the online TM. Audits may be conducted on live content and also require manual edits of the online TMs, etc.
In most cases, these edits will need to be performed by accessing the remote TMs using SDLX rather than SDL TMS 2007. This is because SDL TMS doesn’t let linguists directly edit TMs, as I previously explained. The present post describes the step-by-step process to update TMs hosted on an SDL TMS 2007 server, using SDLX 2007. It can be used by linguists such as Translators, Reviewers or Language Leads or by Engineers depending on who in the process is in charge of implementing manual edits such as global updates or imports.
- SDLX 2007 Professional: no access to remote TM Servers is possible for SDLX Light or Freelancer users.
- TM Editing rights have to be granted to the users by the SDL TMS Administrator
- Got to Start – All Programs – SDL International – SDL Trados 2007 – SDLX and start SDLX
- In the SDLX Dashboard, click Maintain
- In SDL Maintain, go to Tools – Options – Advanced – Object Management, click SDLX server and OK. Click OK again to close the SDL Maintain options dialog (this step is only required the first time you connect to an SDLX server)
- In SDL Maintain, click TM – Open – SDLX Server
- In the Select SDLX Server dialog, click Add and enter your SDL TMS server connection details
- Once the connection is established, open the Translation Memories drop down menu and select the TM to edit. Click OK twice to validate your choice and close all dialog boxes.
- Once the TM is loaded:
- SDL TMS 2011: Inner Peace (localizationlocalisation.wordpress.com)
- SDL Studio Online 2011: the New Face of TMS (localizationlocalisation.wordpress.com)