Exporting and converting a WorldServer TM from TMX to SDLXLIFF format
WorldServer 10.X, 11.x
I want to export a TM as an SDLXLIFF file but there is only an option to download as a TMX. How can I save my TM as an SDLXLIFF?
Currently, Translation memories can only be exported as TMX files, but by completing a few extra steps that file can be converted to an XLIFF.
1- Go to the WorldServer TM you want to convert. Select the button to Export TM as TMX File...
2- Save the file in an easy to find location. 3- Click here and download the Studio File type definition for TMX. 4- Open SDL Trados Studio 2017 or 2019. We will now need to configure Studio by going to File>Options. 5- Go to File Types in the tree on the left. You will see an alert at the top, Additional installed File Types exist. Click on the alert.
6- Select the box next to Translation Memory eXchange and click OK.
7- Now that SDL Studio 2017/2019 is configured, go to File > Open File-based Translation Memory (Alt+Shift+O) and navigate to the location where your TMX file is saved. You will need to change the type of files visible in the window by choosing TMX Files (*.tmx) from the drop down on the bottom right. Select to open your TMX file.
8- A popup will appear asking you to upgrade the TM. Select the Quick Upgrade button. Once the process is complete, select OK to delete temporary files.
9- Your TM has been separated out by the source and target locales resulting in one or more Translation Memories visible on the left. SDL File-Based Translation Memory files have been created for each language pair in the folder where your original TMX was located. 10- Select the first TM entry in the list. Right click and select Export.
11- Click Browse to select where you want to save the file. Make sure to name it with the TM name and the language pair. A shortcut is to open file explorer and navigate to the SDL File-Based Translation Memory files then copy the names from those files and paste to use them. 12- Once you name the new file, click on Save and Finish. This will create a TMX file for each language pair. 13- Complete the Export step for each TM entry in Studio. 14- Go to File > Translate Single Document (Ctrl+Shift+O) and locate the newly created TMX files from the previous step. 15- Once the file is open, click File > Save As (F12). 16- You can either save the file in the existing location or create a sub folder. Notice that the file type being saved is now SDLXLIFF.
17- Complete the previous steps for each TMX file for each language pair. The TM is now in SDLXLIFF format.