I am relatively new to MultiTerm an struggling with its logic regarding the entries (or maybe its a bug?).
In my terms list (browse terms) I get to see the following three entries (yellow)
I am fine with the content of the first one:
What surprises me is that the second term has the same content including the same ID, in some cases a tag (e.g. two tags for workflow status) is different.
What strikes me even more is that the third term again has the same content and ID but is listed as a different word in the terms list:
I have observed this behaviour with multiple entries and when I delete one of them (clicking on delete in the terms view) more than one disappears. In the current case I delete "Einfügen" and "Einfügen" as well as one of the two instances of "Eigenschaften" disappeared. The last time I remember that all of the entries with the same ID disappeared upon deleting just one of them from the terms list.
So my question are:
1) Why do multiple terms with the same ID appear in the terms list?
2) How can I "clean" the terms list so that I only see one entry for each ID and at the same time not loose any data by inadvertently deleting all entries with the same ID.
3) Is the behaviour normal or should I report it as a bug?
Thanks very much for your support!
It seems like there is link to adding a second tag ("freigegeben") and then deleting the older one ("neu")
Hi Ines Wendler
if you click on "Termbases":
Is there any chance that you have more than one Termbase active?
Thanks for your response Daniel! :)
I only have access to a single termbase (and I double checked by clicking on "Termbases").
It might be worth clicking on "Termbase management" and reorganising your termbase.
Thank you Paul. I found "reorganizing termbase" in the context menue, but it is greyed out. I don't have administrative rights, but I'll try to get the administrator to do the reorganization.
Update: This turned out to be a bug which will be fixed by SDL.
This may not be a bug. This is by design. In MultiTerm there is the "conceptID" concept, in which each entry will have three levels: Entry level, Index (or Language) level and Term level. You may see 'repeated' records with the same ID because they belong to the same concept. Keep in mind that each concept corresponds to a conceptID which may have, in turn, one (at least) or more languages and one or more descriptive fields. So every time you enter data into that particular entry (within that conceptID) that data (whether one or 10 pieces of distinct information) will have the same ID and sometimes you may see in the browse pane of SDL MultiTerm Desktop 'repeated' records that point to the same entry because of this fact. In addition, if you want to actually know if you have duplicates or if you want to thoroughly explore your termbase try Tb-Scout.