If a translation job is cancelled in the translation management system it will appear in Tridion with status cancelled and will eventually get purged based on the Translation Manager Settings. Or you can choose to delete it before then.

In the cancelled state, can we:

  • Restart the job?
  • Copy the job?

I'm trying to confirm the best way to start translation for the same items and am not sure if we can re-use the cancelled items or if a new job is needed from scratch.


Copy/paste of translation jobs is available in Tridion 2013SP1. The copy of the job will always be created in the "Definition" state.

  • I'll delete my answer then... Copy/Paste is SO not the terminology I'd look for for something like that, especially given the send & retry options in the other section of the context menu – David Forster Dec 15 '14 at 17:02
  • I wonder if a new job is preferred/needed so it appears differently on the translation management system (TMS or Worldserver) side? Copy/Paste surprised me probably because the Publishing Queue was the closest metaphor I had for understanding the Translation Job list. – Alvin Reyes Dec 17 '14 at 10:28
  • The publishing queue does not capture as much data around the items included as a Translation Job does. And a translation workflow is a lot more complex than what happens when publishing, so you should never expect to be able to "restart" a translation workflow. The bill might already have been send and the translators might already have collected their fee - all based on this workflow. – Lars Møllebjerg Dec 18 '14 at 21:21

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