Create new filter configuration (cascading filter)

A filter configuration tells memoQ how to read - import - a document that needs to be translated.

To learn more in general: See the main topic about creating a filter configuration.

There are complex documents where the text in the document is yet another structure. For example, the cells of an Excel workbook may contain web pages instead of plain text.

In this case, memoQ needs two filters to process the document. Taking the example above: First, the Excel filter extracts the web pages from the workbook. Then the HTML filter gets the text out from the extracted web pages.

A filter configuration that allows memoQ to do that is called a cascading filter.

To edit a filter configuration, you need the Document import settings window. This is true for cascading filters, too. To fine-tune the filter configuration, use the Import with options command to add documents to your project.

If the first filter in the chain is DOCX (Word) or XLSX (Excel), do not use this command: The chained HTML or XML filter will not work if the previous filter returns text with inline formatting. If you chain HTML or XML after Word or Excel, you can ignore these. However, you cannot ignore inline formatting in a filter configuration that does not already have chaining. If you need a filter that chains XLSX and HTML, for example, set up the filter configuration while importing a document, and save the configuration directly from the Document import settings window.

How to get here

  1. Open the Resource Console.

  2. Choose Filter configurations.

  3. Under the list, click Create new cascading filter.

From a project or an online project: Starting from Import with options, you can set up the cascading filter in the Document import settings window. You can save the cascading filter configuration from there. When you do that, the main Create new filter configuration window will appear, not this one. To learn more, see the main topic.


If My Computer is selected in Resource Console. Or, from a local project


If a memoQ TMS is selected in Resource Console

What can you do?

When you finish

To create the cascading filter configuration: Click OK.

To return to the Resource Console, and not create or a cascading filter configuration: Click Cancel.