This section gives an overview of what batch tasks in SDL Trados Studio are and what they are used for.
Batch tasks are used to process one or many project files in SDL Trados Studio. There are several built-in batch tasks, for example, for analysing and pre-translating files. Batch tasks are most frequently applied to the bilingual SDL XLIFF files, but can also be used to process native file formats (for example, DOCX or PPTX). Batch tasks are typically used to:
End users can run batch tasks by selecting them from a list in the SDL Trados Studio user interface.Batch tasks are also typically executed when creating a project. In this case, batch tasks are applied to the project files in a sequence, for example:
Batch tasks are shown the SDL Trados Studio user interface with a name and a description, for example:
Batch tasks are then applied to one or multiple files, e.g.:
Batch tasks can have settings that the user configures through a property page. For the analysis task, for example, there is a setting that determines whether cross-file repetitions should be reported or not, for example:
Batch tasks can also generate a report that the user can view and print. For the analysis task, the report states the number of no matches, fuzzy matches, exact matches, repetitions, etc.