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Product and Topic Expert

Hi community,

in my last DesignStudio customer training my participants were discussing about possibilities to internationalize a DesignStudio application. Here is a way that seems to be a good one even if it is still a workaround for a missing native functionality coming hopefully soon.

If you have used BEx Web Application Designer you know that there is a table in BW called RSBEXTEXTS with the following structure...

Step 1:

Create a generic datasource for that table in your BW system

Step 2:

Create a new characteristic having only the minimum elements key and language dependent text

Step 3:

Create a dataflow from your datasource to the text table with all needed elements using the following mapping. I don't want to explain all the details which elements are involved, I think all BW people know that 🙂

Step 4:

In your Application create a new datasource directly on your new infoobject (step 2). No need for a query or something like that. Go to the "Initial View" editor so that your Initial View looks like that...

Step 5:

Add a dropdownbox to your application and make it not visible in the properties. This element will be used later on for getting the right text.

Step 6:

Fill the dropdownbox with the elements from your datasource e.g. in the Application OnStartup event with the code
DROPDOWN_1.SetItems(DS_1.getMemberList(<<name of your infoobject>>, MemberPresentation.INTERNAL_KEY, MemberDisplay.TEXT, <<maxnumber of elements in your infoobject>>));

Step 7:

Now you can fill your TextBoxes with the language dependend texts assigned to your TextKeys you know from BexWAD with code like that:

DROPDOWN_1.SetSelectedValue("<<id of your element>>");


That's all 🙂 Hope you like it.