Can a Total Recall database be exported, either as tab-delimited or TMX?
It's an MySQL DB.
I haven't found an easy way to do it yet.
I noticed that Jan Kapoun has added a feature to export the content of your Total Recall database, in case you've lost the original TMX or tab-delimited files that you've imported in your Total Recall database.
As far as I know, currently only the SQLite database format is supported.
I haven't tested it yet, since I'm working on macOS and the tool is for Windows. But I'll give it a go in a VM soon.
Total Recall is a nice database solution for concordancing your treasure chest of old translations very fast, directly from the CafeTran Espresso interface.
I just tried Bohemicus out, and it works perfectly. My SQLiteMemoryBase.db was converted to a TMX after just drag/dropping it onto the correct pane in Bohemicus. I think tab-del would be better, since these resulting TMXs could potentially can get very big, and very large TMXs (of several GBs) are harder to work with than very large tab-del files (e.g. in EmEditor can easily edit files of many, many GBs).
>I think tab-del would be better,
I completely agree. Much more efficient. Less (characters) for more (info).
BTW: Wfconverter.exe from Wf is very nice for a quick transmodifrication from TMX to tab-del.
I'll send you mine via PM
thanks, got it!
Well, just tell me! No problem to adjust it to tab-del... I just thought TMX would be better for import to other tools such as Trados.
Adding the "tab-del" functionality is just a question of a couple of lines of code. I can do it this weekend, no problem.
Anyway, the current state can be seen in action here:
It would indeed be very useful. The Total Recall database is primarily for concordancing (at least in my view :) ), so losing the extra info that TMX can contain, is not a problem (me thinks).
Sure, I will adjust it with pleasure - adding a checkbox for Tab-Delimited text or something. It's really easy, just a slight change in the code.
I have improved this functionality by adding a simple "Export to TAB-delimited text" button. You can now export your CafeTran/Trados memory into a tab-del text file. I have tried it, exported it, then re-imported back into TMX using another tool. Seems to work well.
See it in action here: https://youtu.be/lLvxs6rFjOA
To take advantage of this functionality, you can simply run Bohemicus and click Yes to the update prompt.
Thanks Jan, it works perfectly!