You can easily set and change Import Settings for your project’s Resource Files.

Accessing Import Settings

1. After logging into your LingoHub account, choose the project for which you want to change the settings.

2. Go to the Preferences tab in the sub-menu

3. Select the Files section. Here you will have the opportunity to change the following settings:

  • General Import Settings
  • Import Settings for the Source Language
  • Import Settings for the Target Language

4. Changes are automatically saved.

General Import Settings

1. Text Segment keys should be unique per - this setting determines if a Text Segment, according to its key, will be unique for the whole:

  • LingoHub Project
  • Resource File.


To learn more about the effects of this setting, please go to our Documentation.

Resource File is the default setting for these project types: Android, Apple iOS, RESW/RESX, Qt. 

2. Use Source Language when no language is detected - if LingoHub is unable to detect the language of an uploaded file (by checking the life name or content), and this setting is enabled - LingoHub will assume that the uploaded file belongs to the Source Language. 

Otherwise, the user will be forced to define the language.

Import Settings for the Source Language

  • Create new Text Segments and set status to - this checkbox allows to add a new segment to LingoHub for every new key that is found during the upload. You can define the Status that each new Text Segment will have upon upload. 

The following Statuses are available for Source Language: Draft & Approved.

Tip! 

If you wish to ignore all new entries, uncheck this box. 

  • Overwrite existing Text Segments and set Status to - if this box is ticked, the existing segments will be overwritten with any changes that are found in the uploaded Resource File. You can set the Status for the Text Segments that are uploaded by selecting your preference in the drop-down. 

The following Statuses are available for Source Language: Draft & Approved.

  • Set Status of Text Segments of other languages to: Not Translated,  Draft, Translated & Approved
  • Deactivate removed Text Segments - Checking this box means that any Text Segment that is not found in the uploaded Resource File will be deactivated within LingoHub.

The deactivated Text Segments are still available and are not deleted from the system.

Import Settings for the Target Language

  • Create new Text Segments and set status to - this checkbox allows to add a new segment to LingoHub for every new key that is found during the upload. You can define the Status that each new Text Segment will have upon upload. 

The following Statuses are available for Target Language: Not Translated, Draft, Translated & Approved.

Tip! 

If you wish to ignore all new entries, un-check this box.

  • Overwrite existing Text Segments and set Status to - if this box is ticked, the existing segments will be overwritten with any changes that are found in the uploaded Resource File. You can set the Status for the Text Segments that are uploaded by selecting your preference in the drop-down. 

The following Statuses are available for Target Language: Not Translated, Draft, Translated & Approved.

  • Deactivate removed Text Segments - Checking this box means that any Text Segment that is not found in the uploaded Resource File will be deactivated within LingoHub.

The deactivated Text Segments are still available and are not deleted from the system.

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