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.
To add a dependency, navigate to a Grid:
- Click the Dependency icon 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:
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 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 missing and the cells are checked by a dependency rule.
If the highlighted cells are correct and no update is needed, right-click the cell and select "Mark as Up-to-date"
To filter highlighted records, click the dependency icon in the heading of an applicable column(s). Clicking the icon multiple times will filter different statuses (Out-of-date/Un-set/Up-to-date/All).
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