Picklist Fields

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This is only relevant when the conversion target is an sdltb termbase. When you choose the content type Picklist for a field, a dialog pops up that asks you to specify the possible values. You have two choices:

  1. Type the possible picklist values. This is recommended if your source data may not contain all possible values, or if you want to verify if all the converted data matches your field definitions (i.e. if all values are valid)
  2. Leave the box empty and click OK. In that case, the picklist is automatically populated from the source data as it gets converted. Do this if you don't have a predefined termbase format and just need the values in your source data.


Example


You want to create a termbase that has a picklist with three possible status values:


If your spreadsheet looks like this, use option 1, otherwise your new termbase would not allow the value new.


English

German

Status

CPU

Zentraleinheit

deprecated

hard disk

Festplatte

accepted


If, on the other hand, your spreadsheet looks like this, you can use option 2, since there is at least one example of each possible value.


English

German

Status

CPU

Zentraleinheit

deprecated

hard disk

Festplatte

accepted

flat screen

Flachbildschirm

new

mouse

Maus

new

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