Translation Tool

With the Translation Tool you can easily translate all captions and names that you have used in your objects. It can even use translations used in existing objects to translate missing values automatically.

Setup

To translate the captions used in your objects you first have to add them to the Translation Tool. In the Process ribbon click Add Objects… and run the Import Captions batch job. Now that you have abstracted all the captions you can use them to create translation rules.

Add Objects
Add Objects


Rules

Rules are used to make suggestions for a translation and look if there are any deviating translations in your objects. Click Rules > Create Rules.

Create Rules
Create Rules


The Translation Tool will now scan all the existing translations and create all possible rules. It is possible to manually add your own rules and import and export them to a text file using the import and export options under the functions buttons.

Translate Captions

Now the translation tool is setup to translate the captions used in your objects.And you will see an overview of all the translations that are present in you objects. To see what captions are missing you can set a filter on the field Missing Caption. Either you translate a caption manually or you let the translation tool help you clicking one of the functions in Validate Captions and then choosing one of the following options:
  • With Calculated Caption - this will populate the caption with the value as suggested in the Calculated Caption field
  • With Base Language Caption - this will populate the caption with the value available for the base language
  • With Name - this will populate the caption with the value of the Name property

When you are ready you effectuate the translations by pressing Write Changen Captions to Database

Saves Changes
Saves Changes

Export and Import to CSV

You can use this function to export and import translations to a CSV file. You can send this for example to a translator. And import the translated CSV file back into the Translation Tool.

Export to CSV
Export to CSV