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In the Term bases pane of  the memoQ online project dialog, you can manage the translation memories in your online project.

Note: The Term bases pane of the memoQ online project dialog is similar in appearance and functionality to the Term bases pane of the Resource console.


How to begin

Open an online project for management: On the Project ribbon tab, choose Manage projects. In the Manage projects dialog, select the project you want to manage, and click the Manage command link below the list. In the memoQ online project dialog, click the Term bases icon on the left.


The Term bases pane of the memoQ online project dialog lists the term bases available for use in the current project. The list contains term bases that include at least one language from the project, and are stored on the same memoQ server where the online project is.

Note: You cannot add local term bases or term bases from other servers. If you want to use local term bases in an online project, you need to upload and publish them on the memoQ server. You can do this using the Resource console.

The list of term bases

The term bases are listed in a table. Each row corresponds to one term base. The table columns are the following:

The first column contains a check box. If the check box is checked, the term base is being used in the project.

The second column shows the status of the term base. A green tick indicates if the term base is in working order; a lightning symbol indicates if the term base is not available.

Ranking: This column shows the ranking of the term bases in your project. When you confirm a segment in your translation, it is written into the term base ranking first in the project. When you click Set as target for new terms, memoQ will mark this term  base as the target for adding new terms with Ctrl+Q/Ctrl+E. This term base will be displayed in bold in the term base list but won’t necessarily get the top position in the translation results pane.

Name: The name of the term base.

The fifth and sixth columns show the location of the term base. Local term bases have the computer icon, remote term bases have the cloud icon. The Path/URL column shows the location and name of the term base folder of a local term base; for online term bases, this column shows the name or address of the server where they are stored.

Languages: The languages of the term base. There can be more than two languages – and the source language of the project is not necessarily the first in the list.

Filtering the term base list

There are several options to narrow the list if it is too long.

You can filter the list of term bases for meta-information details such as Project, Client, Domain and Subject. These appear in drop-down lists that shows all values that exist in the listed term bases. You can also filter for the two languages in the term base.

You can also filter for the name or the description of the term bases. As you start typing in the Name/Description box, the list is immediately restricted to resources where either the Name or the Description property contains the characters you typed.

Using term bases in the project

To use a term base in the project, check the check box to the left of the name of the term base. Alternatively, you can select the term base, and click the Use in project link below the list.

Important: memoQ keeps a single list of term bases for the entire project. When you add a term base to the project that does not include all the languages of the project, memoQ offers to add them to the term base. If you do not choose to add the missing languages to the term base, you cannot add the term base to the project.

Note: These options are available on the Term bases ribbon tab in the checked out online project and in local projects.

You can use as many term bases in the project as you wish.

Term bases you use in the project are ranked. You can sort them by ranking.

Term base actions

Use the command links below the list of term bases to manage term bases in the online project. The following commands are available:

Create/use new: Opens the New term base dialog to create a new term base on the memoQ server. This command also adds the term base to the online project.

Delete: Deletes the selected term base from the server. You cannot delete a term base that is still in use in the project: remove it from the project first.

Properties: Displays the Term base properties dialog to change the meta-information and the lookup settings for the selected term base. You cannot display the properties of a term base that is not being used in the project.

Remove from project: Removes the selected term base from the project.

Raise rank / Lower rank: Allows you to rank your term bases in the project.

Import terminology: Imports the contents of a CSV, Excel or TMX file into the selected term base.

Export terminology: Exports the contents of the selected term base into a CSV or tab-separated text file.

Synchronize offline: Creates a local copy of the selected online term base, or – if the local copy already exists – synchronizes the contents of the local and the remote copies: uploads any local changes, and downloads any remote changes.

Register local: Adds a resource that you have in the file system to the Resource console.

Repair resource: Starts the Repair wizard for the selected term base. Use when you think the term base is damaged.


To switch to another pane in in the memoQ online project dialog, click its icon. The name of the active pane is set in bold. To exit the memoQ online project dialog, click the Close () button in the top right corner.