Create a multilingual lookup

Create lookups that display different content for different languages at runtime. For example, VAT codes in France may differ from those in the UK. Create a lookup that displays different VAT codes based on the selected language.

See Lookups.

The language selected for a lookup at design time must also be available at the site level. Otherwise, the lookup does not appear at runtime. See Translations.

  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 and also appear on the Configure lookup for list.

  6. For Content, select Provide specific items for each language. (Default: Translate default options for each language)
  7. On the Configure lookup for list, select the language for which to configure the lookup. (Default: Default language)

    An empty Lookup items list appears.

  8. Under Lookup items, click and add the lookup items for the selected language. Use the and on the column header to reorder the lookup items.
  9. Add lookup items for the other supported languages.
    Note You must add at least one lookup item for each language on the Configure lookup for list; otherwise, an error message appears.
  10. Click Save.

    At runtime, the lookup items are displayed whenever that language is selected.

    • Adding a new item to or deleting an item from the default master list (item list for the default language) has no effect on any other language.

    • If you delete a supporting language, prompts and items are removed from the lookup list for the selected language.