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Overview:  The language that the portal is displayed in depends on the following hierarchy, with the languages at the top of the list taking precedence over those at the bottom:

  1. Component (iview) language (defined in the portalapp.xml)
  2. Portal Mandatory language (defined in the
  3. User language (defined in the user’s profile).
  4. Request language (defined by the browser).
  5. Portal Default language (defined in the
  6. System Default language (default locale defined by the OS).

Example:  for example, if you have your portal user language (as in point 3) set to Czech, but the language of the iView that is the logon page (as in point 1) set to English, that logon page will be displayed in English.

Property Location:  Regarding the navigation path for the kindly refer to the SAP Documentation outlined below which provides a detailed summary and walkthrough regarding the language settings.

Setting Mandatory Language for Enterprise Portal

Useful Reference Documentation:

  • SAP Note: 1013521 - Configuration of supported languages within the portal
  • SAP Note: 1661391 - Portal 7.3 is not displayed in the configured language
  • SAP Note: 1696439 - Changing the Default or Mandatory Locale for a 730 EP
  • NW Portal 7.3: SAP Documentation and Guides: