Resources > Term bases > (TB) > Import

memoQWebNext can import tabular text files – tab-separated or CSV files - or tabular Excel worksheets into term bases. These files contain rows and columns, but the columns are not always the same as the fields in a memoQ term base.

Most of the time, the file you import does not have all the columns that memoQWebNext would expect.

Sometimes the columns have names, and sometimes they do not. In the Resources > Term bases > (TB) > Import window, you can convert the columns to term base fields, no matter whether they have names or not.

If you import a text file, even character encoding can be a question. The Resources > Term bases > (TB) > Import window offers a preview where you can check if every character appears as it should.

How to get here

  1. Sign in to memoQWebNext.
  2. On the left sidebar, click the Resources  icon.
  3. On the Resources page, click the Term bases icon.
  4. On the Resources > Term bases page, find the term base you need.
  5. In the TB's row, click the More options icon. In the menu, click Import terminology. The Import page opens.
  6. Drag a CSV, Excel, or MultiTerm XML file to the area marked with the icon. Or, browse to the file, select it, and click the Open button. The import settings appear.

What can you do?

Import an SDL MultiTerm XML file

memoQWebNext imports SDL MultiTerm XML files with default settings: you cannot change anything.

When you finish

To start the import: Click the Import term base button.

To return to the Term bases page: Click the Cancel link.