Managing Translation Projects

Search in Strings View

This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers.

Strings View is a New Experience feature. To learn how to search for strings in the Classic Experience, go to Search within a Project

In the Strings View, with a robust set of filters, you can quickly search across a large number of strings in a project to identify the ones you need. You can search in Translation Mode, which enables all filters, or in Source Mode, which enables only filters related to source strings and hides translation-related columns.

You can open the strings view from multiple places in Smartling with the correct view already loaded:

  • From a project – Click the Strings tab.
  • From a job – Under Job Summary, click View Strings
  • For a job language – In the Languages tab and Total Words column, click the View Strings icon. 
  • For strings not in a job – From the Project View, next to “words not in job,” click View Strings.

Strings View Filters

Search for strings with the filters on the left area. Reset your search with the link at the top.

Filter Options / Definition

Select and search by the following options:

  • Awaiting Authorization – Strings are not yet authorized for translation.
  • In Progress – Strings are authorized for translation but not published.
  • Published – Strings are published.
  • Excluded – Strings have been excluded from translation.
  • Mixed – Strings are in different statuses for different languages. This option is only shown in Source Mode.

Select and search by the languages configured for the project. 

Selecting Show source language only switches the Strings View from Translation mode to Source mode.
Source Keyword Search for a word or phrase in the Source Strings column.
Translation Keyword

Search for a word or phrase in the Translations column. 

Key/Variant Search for string variants by looking up translations based on key or variant metadata.
File Search for file names from the File/URL column. Optionally, select Exact Match.

Search by the following options: 

  • Any Issues – Strings that have or have had had open issues.
  • Any Unresolved Issues – Strings with an unresolved issue.
  • Any Resolved Issues – Strings with a resolved issue. 
  • No Issues – Strings with no issue.
Issue type

Search by the following options: 

  • Source – Strings that have an issue with the source. 
  • Translation Strings that have an issue with one of the translation languages. 

Search by the following options: 

  • Context – Strings that have visual context. 
  • No Context – Strings that do not have visual context.
Context Name  Search by the name of the visual context, optionally with an Exact Match.
Hashcode  Search by a string’s unique hash code.
Domains  In a GDN project, select and search for domains in the URL/Domain column.

Search by the following options:

  • Pending Assignment – Strings have not yet been assigned to a resource, such as a translator, editor, or proofreader. 
  • Assigned Strings have been assigned to a resource.
Assigned To  Select and search for which resource(s) strings have been assigned to.

Search by the following options:

  • Has translation – Strings have at least one translation. 
  • Does not have translation – Strings don’t have any translations. 
  • Translation same as source – String translations match the source copy.

Search by the following options:

  • Available to prepublish – Strings are available to prepublish.
  • Currently prepublished – Strings have been prepublished.
Workflow  Search by one or more project or account-level workflow steps. Click a step to select it. 
History Search by the Action taken, the Date range selected, and the User who performed the action; for example, all content excluded in the past seven days by a certain user.
Tags Select and search by one or more content tags. Alternately, select and search by No tags.
Job If in a project, search by the job the strings are located in. Optionally, select Not in A Job.

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