Configure a dictionary to update automatically

If the source file used for a dictionary is modified frequently, configure the dictionary so that it is updated automatically when the import file changes. This means that each time a batch is opened by Server, Validation, Correction, the source dictionary is checked for modifications. If any changes are present, your local copy is updated to match the source dictionary.

Important This automatic update feature works slightly different for the Thin Clients. To ensure that combo boxes populated by dictionaries are regularly synchronized, an additional Thin Clients web.config setting is required to replicate the above behavior. Without this setting, a combo box is filled once and used as long as that project is cashed. This means that combo boxes are updated once for multiple batches using the same project. For more information on the new ForceDictionaryUpdate web.config option, see the Thin Client Server Installation Guide.

Dictionaries referenced by validation rules are successfully updated, regardless of the web.config option.

You can configure a dictionary to update automatically by following these steps:

  1. On the Project tab, in the Configuration group, select Project Settings Project Settings icon.
  2. Click the Dictionaries tab to view the dictionary settings.
  3. Select the dictionary to be modified.
  4. Click Properties.

    The Dictionary Options window is displayed.

  5. In the Dictionary Options window, select the Automatic update from import file option.
  6. Click OK to save the changes on the Dictionary Options window.
  7. Optionally, click OK to close the Project Settings window.
  8. Save the changes to your project.