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      Thy Nguyen

      Updated on April 18th, 2023

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      What are dependencies? 

      Dependencies are used to determine the state of your content and simplify the translation process. When a change is made to the source data, dependent columns are highlighted to indicate an update is required. For example, a change in a source language highlights corresponding strings in target languages. 



      How to add a dependency? 

      To add a dependency, navigate to a Grid:

      • Click the mceclip1.png in the upper toolbar of the Grid.
      • Click + Add Dependency.
      • Select the from column where changes need to be monitored (usually the source language).
      • Select the to column, where the cells will be highlighted once a change is made to the from column.  
      • Once active, the Dependency icon will change into Dependency_Icon_Active.PNG


      Dependencies options

      • When a change is made in the selected column (i.e. the source language column), the corresponding records in the dependent columns (i.e. the target languages) are highlighted yellow. This signalizes that they are Out-of-date and they need to be updated because the source column has changed. 


      • Once the highlighted cells have been updated, the cell is marked as green, signalizing that it's Up to date and there wasn't any change made in the source column.


      • When you add new content to the source column and no content has been added to the dependent column, you can see these cells highlighted red, signalizing that content is Unset and the cells are checked by a dependency rule. 


      Mark content as Up-to-date or Out-of-date

      If the highlighted cells are correct and no update is needed, right-click the cell and select "Mark as Up-to-date"Mark_as_up_to_date.gif


      Filter highlighted records

      To filter highlighted records, click the mceclip3.png  in the heading of an applicable column(s). Select dependencies options that you want to filter (Out-of-date/Un-set/Up-to-date/All).


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