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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

You can connect your POEditor account with an Azure DevOps account to more easily manage the localization of language files hosted on this code hosting service.
Note that the localization project needs to be hosted on your POEditor account in order for you to be able to links the files on Azure DevOps to the project languages. However, after these links are made, you can also allow the localization project admins to import/export strings using the integration.

How to connect POEditor to Azure DevOps

Go to Account Settings in POEditor and access the Integrations tab.

Integrations page

Click on Azure DevOps and then click the Connect button. Log in to your Azure DevOps account (if you aren't) and authorize the POEditor localization app.

In the Azure DevOps integration page, select a POEditor project and the language you want to link, then press Link to a Azure DevOps file. Then choose a repository, branch and file and link them together.

Link a language in POEditor to Azure DevOps file

How to connect POEditor to Azure DevOps Server

If you have Azure DevOps installed on your server, you'll need to manually enter the server URL and token. Fill in the form in the Azure DevOps Integration page with the Git Server URL (the URL of the API endpoint of your installed DevOps version) and the Access Token (you can generate one in your Azure DevOps Server account in User Settings > Security > Personal Access Tokens; make sure to check 'Code (read and write)' to create a valid token) and press Connect.

Connect to Azure DevOps Server - POEditor localization management platform

Managing translations and syncing the language files

Linked language files have non-automated features on the Azure DevOps integration page:

Get terms - Imports your terms from the Azure DevOps file to the selected POEditor language page
Import translations from Azure DevOps - Imports values from your Azure DevOps repository to the POEditor language page. If your language page lacks uploaded terms, you'll need to get the terms from Azure DevOps first and them import the translations.
Export to Azure DevOps - Exports your terms and translations in the linked language to the file selected by you in the linking stage.
Add import rule - Adds a rule by which to tag strings on import.
Add export filter - Add a rule by which to export strings.
Remove Link - Deletes the link between the POEditor language file and your Azure DevOps repo

Azure DevOps integration options - POEditor app localization tool

You can automatically sync the terms whenever you make changes in your repos with Azure DevOps webhooks. Here's some info about using webhooks with POEditor.

How to give access to the Azure DevOps integration to localization project admins

After you, as the project owner, set up the links between the files on Azure DevOps and the languages in the l10n project, you can give admins access to the integration from the projects's settings, by enabling the option Admins Can Access Integrations.
Enable admin access to code hosting service integrations (Project Settings) - POEditor translation platform

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