memoQ content connector is a software module that enables memoQ server to import source-language contents automatically, without human intervention. Through the content connector, memoQ server can receive content from various sources such as file folders, version control systems, or content management systems in general. Using the memoQ content connector, memoQ server can automatically import source-language text from the content source: you do not have to add the documents manually. In addition, memoQ server can also watch for changes: through the content connector, memoQ server can check if the content source contains new or updated materials.

This is useful if there is a client who maintain text in a content source, and that text needs to be translated by an independent translation company or translator. In this case, the client need to provide access to its content source (which never leaves their server). The translation provider will use memoQ server to connect to the content source, retrieve the source-language materials. When the translation is finished, memoQ server will send back the finished translation to the content source. Both the client and the translation provider will benefit from this setup:

From the perspective of the client, the translation does not need to be handed off as such: all the client needs to do is provide access to the content source they use anyway. The finished translation does not need to be 'implemented' either: the translation is created in the required format, and at the right location: it is immediately ready to use (and release if necessary). Of course, this is an ideal scenario: real-life configurations will still require conversion or at least copying, which is somewhere in between manual import/export and full automation.

In turn, the translation provider will not need to process the source-language materials manually, and they won't need extra technical effort to 'deliver' the translations either.

To learn more about the Content connector: Read the What is the memoQ content connector? topic.

To set up a memoQ content connector: Read the Deploy memoQ content connector topics.

The Content connector client is a program that is installed with memoQ (not with memoQ server).

Using the Content connector client, you can create and maintain connections to content sources on a content connector server. Most of the time, this means connections to file folders that are updated by external users.

The Content connector client can manage exactly one content connector server at a time. The content connector server does not have to be on the same computer as the Content connector client.

How to get here

To use the Content connector client, you need a computer where memoQ is installed.

1.If you plan to use the Content connector client on the content connector server itself: Log in to the server computer through Remote Desktop. Download and install memoQ if it is not installed yet.

2.Press the Windows key to open the Start menu or the Start screen.

3.Type the word 'content'. From the list of matches, click memoQ Content connector client:


4.The memoQ Content Connector client window opens:


What can you do?

Before anything else, connect to the Content connector server.

No need to set up the connection if you run the Content connector client directly on the server computer, and the Content connector server uses the default port, which is 8080.

Connect to the Content connector server

Create a new connection to a folder or to a Subversion repository: At the bottom of the window, click New connection. To learn more, read the New Connection topic.

Create  a new connection by copying the settings from an existing one: Select the existing connection. At the bottom of the window, click Clone connection. The Clone connection window opens. This is the same as the Connection properties window, but it creates a new connection. Make sure you change the name in the Name box. To learn more, read the Connection properties topic.

View or change the settings of an existing connection: Select the existing connection. At the bottom of the window, click Connection properties. To learn more, read the Connection properties topic.

See the activity over all connections: Events

When you finish

Close the memoQ content connector client window.

Test the connection: Connect to your memoQ server, and create a new online project from a template, using this connection.