Translation Memories (TMS)

Translation Memory Content Search (TMS)

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Due to continuous improvements, the user interface may not be exactly the same as presented in the video.

Translation memory content search allows searching across all translation memories existing within an organization. TMs can also be updated by editing the content directly in search results.

Tags are not considered in search criteria so if a translation unit contains tags, these tags will be presented correctly in the results. If a search contains tags it will not affect the results and a search for only tags will give no results.


This is a TM segment:

I saw a black {1}cat{2} sitting on {2}{3>{4>the side of the road>4}<3} 

  • A search for black cat will result in I saw a black {1}cat{2} sitting on {2}{3>{4>the side of the road>4}<3} being displayed.

  • A search for on {2}{3>{4>the would do the same.

  • A search for {2} would find nothing.

Asterisk * and question mark ? wildcards are supported.

To search within translation memories, follow these steps:

  1. From the Translation memories table, click Search TM content.

    The Content search page opens.

  2. Select which TMs are to be searched and which source or target languages.

  3. Select whether the source or target is to be searched and what operators are to be applied:

    • contains 

      Searches for any word that is part of the translation unit.

    • does not contain 

      Searches for any word that is not part of the translation unit.

    • is 

      Searches for the entire translation unit (must fully match the whole segment).

  4. Provide text to search for and options for matching.

    Regular expressions (regexp) can be used for search criteria but the use of tags will result in no search results.

  5. Click Add filter to apply advanced search filters.

    Some filters, such as key name, can only be selected to search in source TM segments. Other filters, including created by and last modified by are only available when target search is enabled.

  6. Click Search (search can be stopped by clicking the Stop search button .

    Search results are presented with number of translation units per TM and clicking on the segment provides more detail.

    Click the edit button edit.svg our double-click the text to make changes to any translation unit.

    Click the TM name to open that TM in a new tab.

Click Adjust search to modify the current search.

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