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In the New term base dialog, you can specify the properties of a new term base. When you finish editing information in this dialog and click OK, memoQ creates the new term base on your hard drive and registered within your installation of memoQ.

You can also create a new term base on a memoQ server that you select previously in the main window of memoQ. If you select a remote server, memoQ creates the term base on the server rather than on your computer.


How to begin

In the Resource console, click the Term bases category on the left, and then click Create new below the list.

In Project home, click the Term bases icon on the left, and then click Create/Use New on the Term Bases ribbon tab.

In the Term bases page (the fourth page) of the New memoQ project wizard, click Create/use new below the list of term bases.

Note: If you want to create a term base on a remote memoQ server, make sure you select the server first at the top of the Resource console window, or in the main memoQ window. You can start creating the term base after you select the server.

Note: If you are the project manager, creating a term base on your memoQ server, then you are granted admin permissions in the Project Managers group. This allows you to export the term base.


This dialog has four sections: Location, Term base properties, Meta-information, behavior, and Languages. Filling in the second section and specifying at least two languages is required; the settings in the remaining section may be either left empty or with default values, or customized.

If you start this dialog with a project open in memoQ, some of the fields are pre-filled with the project default values (entered in the Project information dialog or the Settings pane of Project home).

Location section

This section allows you to specify where memoQ should store the newly created term base.

My computer: Select this radio button if you want to store the new term base on your own computer.

Remote: Select this radio button if you want to store the new term base on a remote server. The name or the IP address of the current server is  also displayed in this section. This is the default setting for Location.

Note: The Location section is not active if My computer is selected as the active server. In this case, you can create a local term base only.

Term base properties section

This section allows you to specify properties of the newly created term base.

Name: Enter the name of the term base (required). Term bases must have unique names. It is not possible to change the name after you create the term base.

Path: This field displays the full name of the folder where the term base will be stored. It is pre-set according to the path specified in the Locations pane of the Options dialog. On the other hand, you can change the path for the particular translation memory by clicking the button next to the path. If you select the Remote radio buttoin in the Location section of this dialog, the Path field does not appear.

Meta-information, behavior section

This section allows you to specify meta-information and behavior settings for the new term base.

Project ID: Enter the project identifier.

Domain: Enter the domain of the term base.

Client ID: Enter the client identifier.

Subject: Enter the subject of the term base.

Description: Enter a description of the term base.

Author: This field indicates the creator of the term base. Your default name, as saved in the current project (see the Settings pane of Project home) or, if no project is open in memoQ, in the global settings (see User information section), is pre-filled here as the default value; you can however change the name as you wish for the purposes of the term base.

Read-only: Check this check box to indicate that the term base is not writable. memoQ will not save nor import entries into the term base.

Moderated: Check this check box to indicate that you want this term base to be moderated, i.e. terminologists will need to approve any new entries.

Late disclosure: In case of moderated term bases, if this check box is checked, new term base entries will only appear to other server users when the moderator has confirmed the entries. This is the default setting. If not checked, new term base entries will immediately appear to every server user.

New term defaults link: Click this to open the New term defaults dialog where you can set up default properties such as case sensitivity, prefix matching, and others for any new entries in the term base.

Languages section

This section allows you to specify languages for expressions added to the term base. For example, if you are translating from French to German, you can check French and German in the list and create terminology for these two languages. The term base can be provided to another translator in future in order be extended with translations for a different language. This translator can add the desired language simply by editing properties of the term base and checking the language in the Languages list. Languages added the current project are selected by default but you can deselect any of them and add new ones as you like. At least two languages must be specified to continue.


After filling in all compulsory information, click OK to create the term base. Clicking Cancel will close the dialog without creating any term base.