Create fields with translated UI labels

This pagedescribes a sample business scenario for the translation of Custom Fields, and how such an extension is possible on SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Sample Scenario

The organization has implemented a custom field on the SAP S/4HANA system, and the implementation was in English. The organization has a presence in Germany, which necessitates that the UI label of the custom field is also available in German.

Note: For the translated UI labels, you can select a language from the standard set of translation languages that are available on SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Note: Information provided in this document is as per the features available on SAP S/4HANA Cloud release 1905. There might be variations to screen and field names in other release versions.


  • You have administrative access to SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  • You have implementation experience on SAP S/4HANA Cloud.


Business RoleBusiness Role ID

Implementation of the Extension

  1. Create a new Custom Field.
  2. Open the newly created custom field in the edit mode.
  3. Choose Translate under General Information.
  4. Enter the UI field label in the required language.
  5. Save and Publish the custom field with its translated version of the UI label.
  6. Log into SAP S/4HANA Cloud, in the language in which you have the translated UI label.
  7. Check for the translated custom field on the user interface in which the translated UI label was created. If the translation is visible, the translation has been done successfully.