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Continuous localization helps in projects and jobs that have incremental changes and require a continuous delivery of updated translated texts. It is the integration of the localization workflow into the development process instead of the tradition of it happening after the development process. As an example, in the software development environment, updated text strings are automatically handed off to the TMS and processed in time with the release cycle.
Using the Continuous Jobs feature, updated versions of an original file from a repository are uploaded to an existing project, overwriting the older version of the same file.
When new strings are added to a file in a repository, the modified source strings are updated and any deleted source strings are deleted as well. Unchanged strings that are already translated are copied to the updated version of the job.
The job is monitored periodically based on thesettings.
If a change in the source file is detected, the job in Memsource is updated in all workflow steps.
If the job that is being updated is opened in the Web Editor (i.e. someone is working on it), a notification is displayed to the user, and they are prompted to reload the job.
Segments are updated based on the changes made in the source file.
Before updating, unchanged segments are copied together with the translation in the target.
The target is cleared for segments with the changed source. (The previous translation for confirmed segments isn't lost because it's saved in the translation memory.)
Segments deleted from the source file are also deleted from the job in Memsource.
Job Status Updates:
When a source file is updated, then:
If the job status is Completed or Delivered, the status is updated to Emailed.
If status is Cancelled, job content and status is unchanged.
Jobs can be re-imported from the jobs table.menu on the
All other statuses stay unchanged.
If a multi-step workflow is used, the status of each step is treated independently.
Exporting Translations Back to the Repository:
The translation is periodically pushed back to the repository based on the frequency set in thesettings. Translated target segments are exported only if they have been modified.
Jobs can be manually exported by selecting Export to Online Repository from the menu. Even unchanged files will be exported.
Even unconfirmed modified segments are exported.
If a multi-step workflow is used, only changes in last workflow step are exported; the status of previous steps must be set to Completed but the step from which the changes are exported does not.
By default, each target file is stored in a language-code subfolder (e.g. ./en_us). Multilingual files are stored in a subfolder with a name that is a concatenation of all target language codes (e.g. ./cs-de-zh_cn). If required, this can be changed in in global Continuous Job settings. Use
..to refer to the parent folder and
.to refer to the source file folder.
These macros can also be used:
Only available for specified file formats.
The file must be uploaded from an online repository using a connector.
Continuous jobs are presented in the project page with . The tooltip indicates when the job was last updated.
If there are problems with a continuous job, hovering over the ellipses displays job information. Click See history to display a detailed history of the job to help troubleshoot where and when the problem may have occurred.
XML, Multilingual XML
PO, Multilingual PO
XLSX, Multilingual XLSX
CSV, Multilingual CSV
To set continuous job frequencies, follow these steps:
Job frequencies can be set globally or on a project level.
From the Setup page, scroll down to the section and click on Continuous Job Settings.
From a Project page, click Edit.
Click Continuous Job.
The frequency settings are displayed.
This controls how often the repository is checked for updates. (The shortest interval available is every 30 minutes.)
This controls how often the translated content is exported back to the repository. (The shortest interval available is every 30 minutes.)
Provide Automatic Project Creation for more information.if required. See
Settings are applied to any new jobs.
To import continuous jobs to a project, follow these steps:
When creating a job, in step two, click on Add from Online Repository , select a repository/file and click OK.
The selected file is displayed on the New Job page.
Select the Import files as continuous jobs radio button.
This option only appears if at least one of the selected files is supported for Continuous Jobs.
Finish creating the job.
Jobs can be manually re-imported by clicking Reimport from Online Repository under the menu. Reimporting a job only updates the file; all other settings remain the same and if project settings have changed since the last update, the newest settings are applied. Wordcounts will only be for the latest file with no accumulation.