Re-Import Translated XML/XLS File?

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Posted   4 months ago



In authoring tools, whenever we have exported an XML/XLS file, sent it to translators, and then imported it back into the project, we will often send it for Quality Assurance testing. The testers often request revisions. In other authoring tools, we can ask the translators to simply update the XML/XLS file, and then send up the updated XML/XLS file, which we then import to the project, and choose to overwrite the language strings in the project, overwriting old strings with the revised strings. 
Is this possible in dominKnow? Whenever I attempt to do so, I receive an error message that "it's already been translated," and I unable to import the revised XML/XLS file. 
Do you have a workaround that allows us to do this? It's tedious for an author to make individual edits for every child project (between 5-18 languages per project), whenever we could simply import the edits in bulk, but it looks as though your platform does not allow us the opportunity to do this. 
Can you please clarify?
Many thanks!


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Answers  ( 1 )

Posted   4 months ago
  ●   Edited   4 months ago

The translation import file is intended to be used once because it's tied to the translation process.

If you want to make batch text changes after that import you can use the "non-translation" text import and import options.

To export the text:

  • When editing the project, select the Application Menu
  • Select Export
  • Select either Text as Excel or Text as XML
  • On the dialog box confirm the export settings then select Export

The Excel/XML file will be downloaded.

When working with this file you only need to provide replacement text for items that need replacing/updating. Any items left blank will be left alone when you import the file back in. So if you need to only update 5 text elements, you only need to add replacement text for those 5.

To import the completed file:

  • Select the Application Menu
  • Select Import
  • Select either Text as Excel or Text as XML (based on the file type you previously exported)
  • On the dialog box browse to the file then select Upload

This export/import option is also helpful for doing text updates in general as a batch, it doesn't need to be a course that's been translated. 




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4 months ago     MrDarcyTPA     23   |   2  

I didn’t even think about using the non-translation export/import function! Many thanks! [opens Excel; cracks knuckles]