How to split a termbase to separate languages?

Hello!

I need to split a huge termbase we received from a client (the size is approx. 1,4 GB).

Using it as it is slows down the workflow of many linguists using older or weaker machines.

For this reason I saved the definition file from the existing termbase and created a new one using it.

I removed the excessive languages and left only two. Then I tried importing the export of the source termbase but zero entries were imported.

Please see part of the log file:

Import log information

General information:
Import definition name: Default import definition
Termbase name: XXX XXXX
Import file: C:\Users\user\Desktop\XXX XXXX\!Export\Export.xml
Import log file: C:\Users\user\Desktop\XXX XXXX\!Split\xx-XX_yy-YY\import.log
Exclusion file: C:\Users\user\Desktop\XXX XXXX\!Split\xx-XX_yy-YY\excl.xcl
Allow over-complete entries: false
Allow incomplete entries: true
Ignore sub-languages: true
Full reorganization: false

Import Options:
Import all entries: Add import entry as new

Original Entry Number Action Entry Number in Termbase

1 Does not conform to the target termbase definition.
Reason:
Source:

[…]


Total entries processed: 0
Total entries added: 0
Total entries merged: 0
Total entries omitted: 0
Total entries written to the output file: 0

Can you please help with this?

I tried with different import settings (i.e. with full reorganization, allowed over-complete entries) but unfortunately the result was the same.

Any ideas what might be wrong?

FYI, I am using Multiterm 2015 on Win 10 64-bit machine.

Best regards,

Dimmo

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  • HI Dimmo

    When I want to do this, I drag the .sd.tb termbase file from Windows Explorer to Glossary Converter to create an Excel file. Then I delete the language columns I don't want then I rename and drag the Excel file to Glossary Converter and it makes a smaller faster .sdltb termbase.

    To download Glossary Converter from the SDL AppStore and find out how to use it, go here:

    Glossary Converter

    Click on Download and then select the version of Studio you need it for.

    The page also has instructions and screenshots to show how to use it.

    I also like to export termbases that have duplicates, re-order them alphabetically in Excel, delete the duplicates then convert them back.

    It's a very useful piece of kit developed by - It works really well!

    All the best,

    Ali

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  • HI Dimmo

    When I want to do this, I drag the .sd.tb termbase file from Windows Explorer to Glossary Converter to create an Excel file. Then I delete the language columns I don't want then I rename and drag the Excel file to Glossary Converter and it makes a smaller faster .sdltb termbase.

    To download Glossary Converter from the SDL AppStore and find out how to use it, go here:

    Glossary Converter

    Click on Download and then select the version of Studio you need it for.

    The page also has instructions and screenshots to show how to use it.

    I also like to export termbases that have duplicates, re-order them alphabetically in Excel, delete the duplicates then convert them back.

    It's a very useful piece of kit developed by - It works really well!

    All the best,

    Ali

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