Strings Editor

Editor Key List (Strings)

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The left-side section of the translation editor is used to find keys that require translation or review through different search modes and filtering tools. This section also allows creating new keys manually in the current project by selecting the Add key button at the bottom.

By default, a preview of the source content is displayed under each key in the list. To hide the source preview in the key list, toggle Show source text preview from the View dropdown menu at the top right of the source and target language pane.

Search bar

Use the search bar at the top to look for words or phrases occurring in key names and translation copy. The search only finds translations within the languages selected from the drop-down menu on the right side of the search field. Available search languages are listed according to the languages set up in the current project.

The search bar supports different types of queries:

  • Exact match query:

    To search for exact matches, set the query into double quotes.

  • Wildcard search query:

    Use an asterisk as a wildcard to generalize the search query.

  • Tag search query:

    Filter search results by a specific tag.

    After typing tag: a list of available tags is displayed. Reuse the tag:keyword syntax to search for multiple tags at once. Enter multiple tags in the search field separated by commas.

  • Key search query:

    Filter search results by a specific key name.

Advanced search

Available for

  • Business and Enterprise plans

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Available for

  • Advanced and Enterprise plan (Legacy)

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Click on the button adv_search.jpeg next to the search bar to toggle advanced search and display additional options and fields above the key list.

When advanced search is toggled on, use the main search field at the top to find and display keys with content matching the search query. To narrow the search only to key names, use the Key name search field below. Case-sensitive search mode is enabled by selecting the relevant checkbox under the main search bar.

The advanced search also allows searching for keys by tags. Click on the Add tags dropdown field to filter keys by selecting the desired tags in the list or by typing a specific tag in the Tags search field.

Click + Add Filter at the bottom of the advanced search to filter keys by any custom metadata properties assigned to the current project. Select one or multiple properties among those available in the dropdown list and specify the value for each custom metadata according to the property type:

  • Text or String

    Type the text or the string to be matched. Select Exact match if required.

  • Boolean

    Specify the desired value by selecting the relevant checkbox.

  • Single-select

    Select the desired value from the dropdown field.

  • Multi-select

    Select one or multiple values from the dropdown field.

  • Link

    Type the text of the link to be matched.

  • Number

    Type the number to be matched.

  • Date

    Specify the date or the time range to be matched by selecting the start and end dates from the calendars.

To remove custom metadata filters individually, click the Remove remove_key_editor.jpeg icon next to the added property.

Sorting and filtering tools

Under the search bar, there is a drop-down menu to sort the key list. Use the available options to order keys and search results by best match, by alphabetical order, by last update or by age.

At the top of the key list, filtering options are displayed by clicking the filter button keylist_filter.png. Click on the Expand all sections button expand_filters.jpeg at the top of the filter window to expand all available filters at once, or use the search field to search for filters by name. Select one or multiple options to filter keys and search results based on their translation or verification status, excluded state, plural forms or pre-translation state.

For keys displaying only source language, filters are applied on the source key view.

Batch actions

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  • Team, Professional, Business and Enterprise plans

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At the top of the listed keys and next to each key there are checkboxes for multiple keys selection. Upon selection, the editor shows a new popup at the bottom of the screen allowing to perform a batch action on the selected keys.

Batch actions can be applied to selected keys both in single target language view and in multilingual view. Batch actions are also enabled for keys with only source language view.

Note

When target languages are selected, batch actions are applied to the target languages.

Batch actions are:

  • Update status

    Show a dropdown with options to mark selected keys according to their verification (flagged/unflagged) or exclusion status.

    If the advanced review workflow has been enabled in the project settings, additional options are displayed to mark selected keys according to their review status.

  • Delete keys

    Delete the whole selected keys, not just their translations.

  • Attach screenshot

    Select the 3dots_icon.jpeg button to display this batch action.

    Upload one or more screenshots to attach to the selected keys. The uploaded screenshots are displayed as key reference in the contextual sidebar.

  • Add Figma preview

    Select the 3dots_icon.jpeg button to display this batch action.

    Add new Figma links as a key reference in the contextual sidebar for the selected keys.

  • Add to job

    Select the 3dots_icon.jpeg button to display this batch action.

    Click on Add to job and choose a job from the list, or select Add job to create a new job based on the selection.

  • Add/remove tags

    Select the 3dots_icon.jpeg button to display this batch action.

    Enter the desired tags and add them to or remove them from the selected keys.

  • Edit custom metadata

    Select the 3dots_icon.jpeg button to display this batch action.

    Select the desired custom metadata property among the ones assigned to the project. Then, add or edit relevant values to display in the Custom Metadata section of the key contextual sidebar. Select Update to apply the changes.

  • Character limit

    Select the 3dots_icon.jpeg button to display this batch action.

    • Set character limit for the selected keys by typing the desired value in the Character limit window. Press Enter to apply it.

      Any existing character limit for the selected keys is replaced by the new value.

    • Remove any existing character limit for the selected keys by clicking Remove set character limit in the Character limit window.

  • Pre-translate

    Select the 3dots_icon.jpeg button to display this batch action.

    Run pre-translation on selected keys to fill out any missing translations in the current target language. Pre-translation only translates empty translations and skip over keys that have already been translated.

  • Clear target translations (displayed in target language view)

    Select the 3dots_icon.jpeg button to display this batch action.

    Discard any changes in the target language and revert to the previous content. The translation status is set to untranslated.

  • Clear source translations (displayed in source language view)

    Select the 3dots_icon.jpeg button to display this batch action.

    Discard any changes in the source language and revert to the previous content. The source translation status is set to untranslated.

  • Link to parent key

    Opens a window to create a new link where the child keys are preselected.

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