Translate a lookup

Create a Lookup and translate the items into multiple languages. The content that appears depends on the language selected.

To translate a lookup, define a list for the Default language and then provide translations for those items in other languages.

Note The lookup items in the default language serve as the master list; all translated versions have the same number of items as the master list.
  1. Navigate to System data > Lookups.

    The Lookups page appears.

  2. Create a lookup or open the lookup from the list.
  3. Select Multilingual. (Default: Clear)

    By default, the lookup is configured for the Default language.

  4. Click Add for Supported languages.

    The Add languages dialog box displays a list of languages.

    You can filter the languages by language name.

  5. Select the languages and click Done.

    The selected languages are displayed in the Supported languages field.

  6. For Content, select Translate default options for each language (default).
  7. On the Configure lookup for list, select a language for which to translate, such as, Afrikaans.

    The lookup items list and prompt configured for the default language appear under Lookup items for the selected language.

    • When you translate, you cannot add or delete items on the lookup of supported languages because the master list controls this information.

    • When you add an item to the master list, the item becomes available for all supported languages.

    • When you delete an item from the master list, the corresponding item is removed from all supported languages.

    • When you delete a supporting language, the translated items are removed from the lookup list.

  8. Click Save.