Translations, which occur frequently or cannot be associated with a particular database column, can be stored in text memory (table QBMTranslationAddOnSource). The Web Portal, for example, takes its translations from the text store. In the same way, output text from database triggers is found in the text store. You can reference the text store as a translation source.
The text store is also used as a fallback when a fitting translation cannot be found through other translation sources.
TIP: To deactivate use of the text memory as a fallback, flag the column in the Multilingual property with Without fallback translation source.
To enter an item in the text store
With the Language Editor you can carry out translations for:
All translatable entries that are shown with their translation status in the Language Editor translation table.
To display the translations
Start the Language Editor using the task Language Editor.
The following information is displayed.
|Status||Status of the item.|
|Table||Translation source table.|
|Column||Translation source column.|
|Usage||Number of time the translation is used.|
|Key||Key value to be translated.|
|Checked||Specifies if the translation has been tested.|
|Language||Translation in the selected language.|
TIP: Click with the mouse in a column header to sort by the selected column.
To display occurrences of a key text
In the column Usage for the required entry, select the context menu Show usage.
This opens a dialog showing all found occurrences of the entry. Double-click an entry to view the advanced properties of an object.
NOTE: Before changing a translation, check how it is used.
To translate the contents of a single table
Select the table and start the Language Editor using Edit translation in table.
The Language Editor shows all available translations from the columns of the selected table that are labeled for translation.
Once you have checked a translation, set the translation to Checked.
After the changes have been committed to the main database, the system data must be recalculated by the DBQueue Processor in order make the new multi-language data available to all system users.
For detailed information on translating the permitted values of a column, see Permitted values for a column.