Sometimes you may have more than one instance of a field, for example multiple sources for one term. There are 3 ways this can be handled, and they are controlled by setting a value for Multiple Field Mode in the Advanced Settings.


Warning: this all works fine if you have one term per entry. As soon as you use synonyms, things get out of control. How do you assign fields to terms here?

DE

Note

sample|sample2

note 1|note 2|note3|note 4



But for the case of one entry, one term, it's OK. Take a very simple spreadsheet as a start:

DE

Note

sample

note 1|note 2


You can use one of 3 modes:


ignore

This is the default, and how the converter behaved before 5.0. The assumption is that there is only one field per term, so any more fields are a mistake and get ignored.


multipleFields

The assumption is you want multiple copies of the field. You get this in your termbase.


Also, when you export a term with multiple fields, they will all be exported with the default separator. Take the following entry:


The standard Excel output would be this:

>>L<<DE

>>T<<Note

sample|sample2

note 1|note 2 / note3 / note 4


in multipleFields mode, it is this:

>>L<<DE

>>T<<Note

sample|sample2

note 1|note 2|note3|note 4



multipleTerms

The assumption is you want to make clear that the same term can have different features, depending on context. You may want to say "in domain 1 this is prefered" and "in domain 2 this is obsolete". You get this in your termbase:

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