Importing existing translations

For entries and terms, you can separately determine how to proceed if entries and/or terms to be imported already exist in crossTerm.

Using properties of the entries or terms from the TBX/CSV file

The properties of entries or terms that already exist in crossTerm will be overwritten with the respective properties of the entries or terms from the import file. Properties of the entries or terms that already exist in crossTerm that are not contained in the import file or that have not been mapped to any corresponding property in crossTerm will be deleted.

Entry properties include definitions, images, or subject information; in contrast, term properties include the term type, the part of speech, or the grammatical gender of terms.

If the user of the entries or terms to be imported has not been mapped to any Across user, the Across user who performs the import will automatically be used as user in crossTerm. However, the date from the import file will always be used as modification date. The details of the entries or terms that exist in crossTerm will always be used for the author and creation date.

Example

In crossTerm, there is an entry that contains a definition and that has been assigned the "General" subject. The import file contains an entry with the same GUID that does not contain any definition and that has been assigned the "Automotive technology" subject.

After the import, the crossTerm entry will be assigned the "Automotive technology" subject. The definition will be removed, as the entry in the import file does not contain any definition.

Ignore properties of the entries/terms of the TBX/CSV file

The properties of the entries or terms that already exist in crossTerm will be retained. The properties of the entries or terms from the import file will be discarded.

Example

In crossTerm, there is again an entry that contains a definition and that has been assigned the "General" subject. The import file again contains an entry with the same GUID that does not contain any definition and that has been assigned the "Automotive technology" subject.

After the import, the crossTerm entry will still contain the definition and will still be assigned to the "General" subject.

Use most recent data categories according to the modification date of the terms/entries

The properties of the last modified entries and terms will be used.

Example

In crossTerm, there is an entry that was last modified on July 31, 2018. The import file contains an entry with the same GUID that was last modified on February 15, 2018. As the date of modification of the entry in crossTerm is after the date of modification of the entry in the import file, the properties of the crossTerm entry will be used when the entry is imported.

Following the import, the entry will have the editing date "7/31/2018".