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How to import/export the files to the project with web interface?
How to import/export the files to the project with web interface?
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At Lingohub, we take care of automated processes and your team's time-saving, so all the text and files can be synchronized with our system in a few steps.

There are three options for downloading/uploading (import/export):

  1. Integrations with available repositories, CMS, and applications.

  2. REST API.

  3. Web interface.

This article will describe how to upload/download files through the web interface.

How to open the web interface?

To open the web interface, follow the next steps:

  1. Click "Workspace" on the left-side navigation panel.

  2. Choose "Projects" and select the project you want to import/export from.

  3. Choose "Import" or "Export" at the top.

  4. Choose the buttons "Upload" or "Download" respectively.

In case your project has its file type - you will have two options for uploading and downloading - the default format and Lingohub XLIFF.

If, for example, you have a Figma project - there will be only one file type - Lingohub XLIFF (available for any project type).

What is the difference between default format and XLIFF files?

The default file format (type of file is based on your project type) allows you to change the text content and the document structure - deleting and creating the document segments, etc.

Lingohub XLIFF is an extensible platform-independent standard for exchanging localizable data and related information based on the XML markup language. It contains only the text and doesn't affect the structure.


If you have an external translation agency that is not using Lingohub, XLIFF is the best option to share the project content with them and be sure that the entire file structure will be safe.


How to download files in the web interface?

  1. Choose "Export" at the top.

  2. Choose the button "Download."

  3. Choose the file format.

  4. Optionally select files and languages (labels selecting is available for Lingohub XLIFF format.) Click "Download."

  5. To open the list of exports, click "Go to all exports."

  6. On the exports page, you can check the details of each export and download the files again.

Note: the uploaded/downloaded files are saved in the system for up to 30 days.

How to upload files in the web interface?

  1. Click on the "Import" button.

  2. Click "Upload" and choose the file format.

  3. Select or drag and drop a single file and click "Start import."

  4. You will be redirected to the import page, where you can track the uploading process status. Also, you can reach this page by clicking "Go to all imports."

  5. Click on the import string to get additional information: entries, event log and changes.

Awesome! You have finished the article about files importing/exporting. We hope that it helped you find answers to all your questions. Otherwise, contact our support, and we will gladly help!

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