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From the Term bases pane of Project home, you can access memoQ’s management and maintenance tools for term bases. You can also assign term bases to the current project.

Note: The Term bases pane of Project home is similar in appearance and functionality to the Term bases pane of the Resource console.

How to begin

On the Project home tab (only available if you have a project open in memoQ), click the Term bases icon on the left. The Term Bases ribbon tab appears.


The Term bases pane lists the term bases available for use in the current project. The list contains term bases that support the languages of the current project. Local term bases are all listed. The list also shows term bases pinned to the resource list in the Resource console. Plus, you can display term bases published on one server. You can select the server in the Server URL box on the Project ribbon tab.

Important: If the current project is multilingual, that is, it has multiple target languages, a term base must support at least one language in the project to be listed here.

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 assigned to 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 term bases in the project.

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.

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 or term bases. You can also filter for two languages using the Source language and the Target language drop-down boxes.

You can also filter for the name or the description of the term base. 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 button on the Term Bases ribbon tab.

The  term base you rank first for the project will be the term base where all terms are entered until you choose another term base. You can change the term base ranking in using the Raise rank and Lower rank links to rank a term base higher or lower.

Note: When you ranked a term base as first one, you can only move down the ranking. The Raise rank link is disabled.

You can use as many term bases in the project as you want. Term bases you use in the current project appear at the top of the list.

Click the Set as target for new terms button to make this term base the one where all your terms are stored by default. This term base is listed in bold in the Translation results pane.

Term base actions

You can perform the same operations on term bases as in the Resource console.


Within Project home, you can switch to any other pane by clicking its icon on the left. The icon representing the active pane is set in bold. For a list of buttons and panes, see the main topic of Project home.

If you switch to another tab, Project home stays open, ready to be accessed again. Project home can only be closed by closing the current project.