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    An external script have to update or create a lexicon entry using modx as API. The context and the lang exist.
    To retrieve a lexicon value, I can use $modx->lexicon->load but how can I update or create a lexicon entry for a specific language? $modx->lexicon->set with as described on http://api.modx.com/revolution/2.2/db_core_model_modx_modlexicon.class.html ?


    is it the right way or must I use another way?

    This question has been answered by BobRay. See the first response.

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      You want to create a single lexicon entry:

      $entry = $modx->newObject('modLexiconEntry');
      $entry->set('name', 'keyName');
      $entry->set('value', 'something');
      $entry->set('topic', 'topicName');
      $entry->set('namespace', 'namespaceName');

      This will have no effect on the lexicon files, but the DB changes will survive any upgrades. It will slow things down a tiny bit because MODX will load both the lexicon filed and the DB entries on every page load that calls for that namespace and topic.
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        Thank you Bob.
        And if I want to test if an entry exist, do I use:

        $entry = $modx->getObject('modLexiconEntry',
        $entry->set('value', 'something');

        or do you suggest another method to update or create in one step instead of testing if exist and update if yes or create if not?
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          update or create in one step, could look like that:

          $fields = array(
              'name' => 'keyName',
              'topic' => 'topicName',
              'namespace' => 'namespaceName');
          if ($entry = $modx->getObject('modLexiconEntry', $fields)) {
          } else {
              $entry = $modx->newObject('modLexiconEntry');
          $entry->set('value', 'something');

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