Glossary Export

This v1 API method is scheduled for deprecation March 1, 2017. Where possible, use File API v2

The glossary export API allows you to export your Smartling glossary to a file.

All URLs have the following base:, and all of the following calls require both the apiKey and projectId parameter which can be found in the Dashboard.

Note: Smartling's CSV file format is very close to Google's custom glossary format and contains the following columns:

term, part_of_speech, description, do_not_translate

plus two columsn for each locale - the first for the translation and the second for comments:

ru-RU, ru-RU-comment


apiKey (required)

The API Key for your account. Available in the Smartling dashboard at Project Settings>API.

projectId (required)

The unique ID for your project. Available in the Smartling dashboard at Project Settings>API.

exportType (optional)

The export file type: CSV (default) OR TBX

locales (optional)

The smartling identifier for each glossary locale (eg. es-ES).

This parameter can be set multiple times to download multiple locales. For example:


If the locales parameter is not set, Smartling exports translations for all locales assigned to a project.

A complete list of locale identifiers for your project can be found in the dashboard at SETTINGS > API


A glossary file with the following response header:

Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="glossaryname.ext"

Character encoding is UTF-8