A reorganization of the termbase does the following:
Cleans up the data
Speeds up the fuzzy searches
Helps reduce the size of the database
A reorganization should be performed after an import of content, regardless if this was into an empty termbase or not. This is because the import of entries, even in an empty termbase, causes a change in the fuzzy index. By reorganizing the termbase, you rebuild the fuzzy index.
How to perform a Reorganization
Note: In order to avoid any issues during the Reorganization process please make sure that the termbase is NOT open in SDL Trados Studio or any other application.
Open SDL MultiTerm.
Click Termbase > Open Termbase and find your termbase.
Open the Termbase Management view.
Select Home > Reorganize from the menu.
Select one or more termbases that you want to reorganize by ticking the box.
If you want the termbase entries to be encrypted, select Encrypt Entries.
If you want the termbase to be read-only, select Set termbase to read only. NOTE: A read-only termbase cannot be changed back to an editable state. You should make a copy of the termbase if you want to keep an editable version.
If you want the termbase to be unreadable after a certain time, select an Expiry date.
When the termbase has been reorganized, the Next button becomes available again, and the Results page is displayed.
Check your search results in the Hitlist after the reorganization; you should see the recognized terms in the Term Recognition and Termbase Search dialog.
Open SDL MultiTerm Administrator (version should be the same as your SDL MultiTerm Server / GroupShare for SDL Multiterm 2015 or older versions).
NOTE: With SDL Multiterm 2017 and newer versions, the Administrator component is integrated in the SDL Multiterm Desktop software. The Administrator view will become available under the Termbase Management view, right after you add your GroupShare server in File > Setup > Servers.
2. Login to the SDL GroupShare server using your credentials. 3. Right-click the termbase you experience the problem with. 4. Select Stop Termbase. 5. Right-click on the termbase again. 6. Select Reorganize. 7. Click Next.
8. When the termbase has been reorganized, the Next button becomes active again and the Results page is displayed. 9. To make the termbase available to all users again, right-click it and select Start Termbase.