How to Manually Import Files to the Applanga Dashboard
This Article will show users how and where to manually import files to the Applanga dashboard. Users can import a file with source or target content (existing translations) to a given project and language. Applanga accommodates the following files for import with a max file size of 20 MB:
.csv, .tsv, .ini, .js, .json, .properties, .po, .pot, .resw, .resx, .strings, .stringsdict, .xls, .xlsx, .xliff, .xlf, .xml, .yaml, .yml, .arb, .tmx, .tbx, .php
For more information regarding supported file types and formatting, refer to the File Formats Documentation.
The Applanga dashboard handles imports differently based on the type of file used.
Navigate to the project in the Applanga Dashboard and open the String Management Interface/Editor by selecting the specific project language
Click Import then Drag and Drop or click Browse files in the file explorer to choose the file for import
Mark the appropriate checkboxes options in the Importer Options pop-up (refer to the Import Option Descriptions below for more detailed information)
Import and Overwrite - Applanga imports strings with their values. It also overwrites any existing string values with the new string values found in the imported file. For xliff files, this will also apply to any status, description, and string length restriction defined in the imported file
Import only as draft - The strings and the values contained in the file will import as drafts. If the published translation of a given string already has the same value as in the file to be imported, this value is skipped to avoid duplicated content.
Import only if text is empty - Only empty strings will have their values imported from the file, skipping all strings which already have a value on the dashboard. This avoids overwrites.
Skip locked translations - Strings that are locked will not have any values imported from the file.
Skips strings with no translations - Strings which have no value/are empty in the imported file will be ignored for any other purposes. This will avoid overwriting e.g. status or description on Applanga without updating the value too.
Disable Plural Support - Plural strings (e.g. ‘one,’ ‘two,’ ‘many,’ and ‘few’) will be treated as regular keys.
Change state to - enables users to set a state of ‘Accepted’ or ‘Need Review’ for imported strings
File specific options.
Tag with - Adds tags to imported string IDs. Existing tags can be added or new tags can be created.
Please note, these additional steps apply to the following file types only: .csv, . xls, .xlsx. After importing the files and selecting the appropriate Import Options, users must specify which columns correspond with which values.
After clicking Import and selecting the appropriate Import Options, users must wait for the Import Spreadsheet pop-up to load. For larger files, this step may take a moment.
Navigate to the tab from which content should be imported and select the appropriate dropdown menu option for each column to define how the data in the given column should be imported to Applanga.
Users can either import only metadata OR import metadata for all strings that also have a language value.