Lexical Data Transfer

FieldWorks Language Explorer (FLEx) includes the feature to export a Configured Dictionary in XHTML format. This file can be uploaded to Webonary. You can upload data from FieldWorks to Webonary as many times as necessary, with as much or as little data as you want. For example, if you made a change to a single entry in FieldWorks, you could upload that single entry to Webonary to update that entry online.

Data transfer using FLEx 8.3
  1. Configure the dictionary the way you want it to appear.
  2. In the menu, go to File, then Upload to Webonary… You’ll see a dialogue appear: uploadtowebonary
  3. The Site name is the url for the Webonary dictionary. Username and Password are the credentials you use for signing into your Webonary account.
  4. From the Publication drop down box, choose which publication you want to publish.
  5. In the Configuration drop down box, choose whether you want root-based, stem-based or hybrid.
  6. Beside Reversals, check the ones you want to include.
  7. Then click Submit.
Data transfer using older versions of FLEx

In FieldWorks Language Explorer (FLEx):

  1. Configure the dictionary the way you want it to appear. (Don’t worry if you don’t get it right the first time. It can be redone.)
  2. In the menu, go to File, then Export. You’ll see a dialog appear.
  3. Select Configured Dictionary | XHTML. Press the Export button.
  4. Select a file name and press the Save button.

If you have reversal indexes, the procedure is similar:

  1. Configure the reversal index to only display headwords and definitions.
  2. In the menu, go to File, then Export. You’ll see a dialog appear.
  3. Select Reversal Index | XHTML. Press the Export button.
  4. Select a file name and press the Save button.

Whether you’re exporting a Configured Dictionary or a Reversal Index, the exporter will produce an XHTML file with the name you specified. It will be accompanied by a CSS file with the same name.

Upload to Webonary
On the WordPress Dashboard for your website:

1. Go to tab Data (Import), then click “Click here to import your FLEx data”.

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2. Using Choose File, Specify the XHTML file and CSS file you want to upload.

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3. Select Configured Dictionary or Reversal Index and press the button Upload files and import.

Export/Import Sort Order
Make sure you have your data sorted when exporting the xhtml configured view. It will display the entries in the browse view in the same order as they are in your xhtml file.

If you imported the root-based dictionary, but would like the sort order to be like the stem-based view, you can check the option Sort Order and import the stem-based view just for sorting. Please note that you only need to export the headwords if you need to do this (this will make the file smaller and therefore the import will be quicker).

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