Overview: Running Batch Processes

A batch process is a process that is performed by the system on project files, at your request. For example, the batch process named Word Count, performs a word count on selected files and the word count results can be seen in the SDL Trados Studio views and reports. Batch processes are known as batch tasks.

Task Sequences

A task sequence contains multiple batch tasks. When you run a task sequence, all tasks in the sequence are performed on all selected files: the tasks are performed in the order in which they appear in the sequence. A number of batch task sequences are provided for you and you can also create new ones.

You can also create ad-hoc task sequences known as Custom sequences. Custom sequences are created for a single use; they are not saved.


You cannot create custom task sequences in SDL Trados Studio Freelance 2009.

Batch Task Settings

There are settings associated with each batch task and you can view and edit these. For example, if you choose the Pre-translate Files task, there are settings that define the minimum translation memory match value and what status should be given to 100% matches and context matches.

The settings that are displayed are the current, project settings. If you edit the settings in the Batch Processing wizard, the changes are also made to the project settings.

Accessing Batch Processing Options

You select batch tasks and task sequences from the menu bar. Batch tasks and sequences available on the:

Viewing Batch Task Data

When you run a batch task, the data generated by the task can be viewed in a report. For example, the Analyze Files report contains translation analysis figures for a project; the data for the Analyze Files report is generated during project creation, when the Prepare task sequence is run.

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Related Topics

About Tasks

Batch Task Descriptions

Batch Task Sequence Descriptions

How to Run a Batch Task or Task Sequence

How to Create a Task Sequence