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Reactivate a completed project in WorldServer

In TeamWorks it was possible to reactivate a completed project, for example if it was completed by mistake. In WorldServer it is impossible to do so, and the translated SDLXLIFF cannot be integrated in a new project nearly as easily, either. Also, sometimes the cost model was not added before the project was completed. Therefore, please make it possible to reactivate completed projects in WorldServer, so that fully translated target files can be generated.

Parents
  • No worries, this solution uses something i was unaware of for a while as well and i consider myself to be quite a knowledgeable WS customer. My solution uses the project update capability that has been in WS for a while and is found in the SDL doc's here: https://tinyurl.com/jhnq5e7. What you have to do is trick WS into thinking that the source has changed. What i do is download the source from the explorer (or the tasks page) and then open it, add a space, save it, remove the space, then save it again. Then i upload this newly saved (but identical source) and overwrite the original source file in the explorer. Once this is done you can schedule the task(s) to be updated (you have to do so per language). To do this on the tasks page you change your view to show tasks with changed assets. Once you select this you will see an update button. Once you click it. The tasks will start over in the workflow that the project was created with.

    It's not the best but is better than nothing.

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  • No worries, this solution uses something i was unaware of for a while as well and i consider myself to be quite a knowledgeable WS customer. My solution uses the project update capability that has been in WS for a while and is found in the SDL doc's here: https://tinyurl.com/jhnq5e7. What you have to do is trick WS into thinking that the source has changed. What i do is download the source from the explorer (or the tasks page) and then open it, add a space, save it, remove the space, then save it again. Then i upload this newly saved (but identical source) and overwrite the original source file in the explorer. Once this is done you can schedule the task(s) to be updated (you have to do so per language). To do this on the tasks page you change your view to show tasks with changed assets. Once you select this you will see an update button. Once you click it. The tasks will start over in the workflow that the project was created with.

    It's not the best but is better than nothing.

Children
  • To expand on this idea and maybe save a step or two...

    If you have access to the source file directly in Windows Explorer, you can open the file there, make a change, remove the change and save the file. Then follow the steps above for updating in the WorldServer interface (asset view, display all changed assets, update, etc.).