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I have these columns in my Excel file:
Column 1 - ID number
Column 2 - Source text
Column 3 - Target text
Column 4 - Text type
Column 5 - Description of usage
When I configuring the Excel parser up, I set:
column 4 to be "Comment column"
column 5 to be "Columns with additional properties".
When I look at the generated translation list, I can only see the contents of column 4.
Column 5 is nowhere to be seen.
Can someone tell me how i can get both column 4 AND column 5 to appear in the translation list?
The visualization of additional properties in the translation list is not related to any parser settings. The only pre-requisite is that you need to have such a property.
Select an entry that has such a property in the translation list. Then right click the translation list table header and select Customize. 4 additional columns can be added. Select a Custom column and click on Define to insert the column caption and the property name that must be displayed.
You will more information in the online help at https://docs.sdl.com/LiveContent/content/en-US/SDL%20Passolo%20Help-v3#addHistory=true&filename=GUID-AE8DADC4-AE34-4E32-BEAC-F23586BA1DAE.xml&docid=GUID-8A8F2878-6D0A-4758-A022-F9A0C5387753&inner_id=&tid=&query=&scope=&resource=&toc=false&eventType=lcContent.loadDocGUID-8A8F2878-6D0A-4758-A022-F9A0C5387753
I've tried to do what you suggest but it's not working. Am I missing something fundamental here?
I have confirmed that Column G of my spreadsheet does indeed contain valid context information.
I have opened a translation list, and selected a row which contains some context.
I have right-clicked on the header, selected "Customize", then chose "Custom 1", then clicked "Define"
I entered "Context" for the caption field.
The black triangle does not list anything, meaning I cannot choose the property name to use.
The note on the dialog implies I can also type in a property enclosed in <> characters, but it's not clear what values I'd type in.
I am still confused that although the source file Excel Sheet Options dialog has an entry for additional properties column, you state that it is not used for this purpose. What is this setting used for?
Yes, as described in the Online Help please give your property a name instead of just inserting the column name. Then the Content filed in the Customize Column dialog will not be empty.