content connector client 3.x

This topic is valid for  memoQ TMS 9.8 or newer and content connector client version 3.x. Documentation for other versions: 1.4, 5.x

memoQ content connector (also called content connector server) is a software module that enables memoQ TMS to import source-language content automatically, without human intervention. Through the content connector, memoQ TMS can receive content from various sources such as file folders, version control systems, or content management systems in general. In addition, memoQ TMS can also watch for changes: through the content connector, memoQ TMS can check if the content source contains new or updated materials.

This is useful if there is a customer 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 customer needs to provide access to its content source (which never leaves their server). The translation provider will use memoQ TMS to connect to the content source, and retrieve the source-language materials. When the translation is finished, memoQ TMS will send back the finished translation to the content source. Both the customer and the translation provider will benefit from this setup:

  • The customer does not need to hand off the translation as such: all the customer 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 content 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 desktop app that enables translation providers to connect to content connectors on customers' memoQ TMSs.

Needs to be installed separately: Before memoQ 9.4, the content connector client was installed with the memoQ desktop app. Now it can be downloaded from memoQ's Download page (scroll down and click the Tools and utilities tab).

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 to download and install it on a computer.

  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 the content connector client 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.

If you run the content connector client directly on the server computer, and the content connector server uses the default port (8080), then you do not need to set up the connection.

When you finish

Close the memoQ content connector client window.

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