1900106 - Multiple Script(Kanji and Katakana) support for names and Address in Japanese

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1900106 - Multiple Script(Kanji and Katakana) support for names and Address in Japanese

Symptom

In Japan, the Japanese language uses multiple script which aids in writing and reading of the content with the right context and pronunciation. Japanese language uses the combination of scripts as described by ISO standard ISO 15924: 413 .

Data for entities like Names and Address need to be entered in relevant scripts at the same time in case of Japanese. This also includes the content in Payment Files in Zengikyo format where the names of Business Partner, Bank and Branch should be provided in Katakana. Hence this limitation also holds good for such a file handling.

Business ByDesign solution until the release 1308 does not support maintaining data for Names and address in all scripts at the same time and the user has to maintain the data in one script at a time only.

Updated : From ByD release 1408 onwards below are the limitations with respect to this topic -

1)      Multiple Script enablement for HCM part is not yet available (Hiring and Employee data migration).

2)      Half Width Katakana name in Products.

3)      Multi Script enablement for Employee replication i.e copy of employees from ERP to ByD is not yet available.

4)      ERM scenarios would need half width katakana name. Currently ByD does not support ERM in JP. This has to be address considering this part.

Apart from this most of all other Multi Script requirements/limitations are either delivered as standard or through work around (for eg. Data Migration of customer)

Update : 1408: limitations Multiple script support in Master Data :

1. Account, Supplier & Business Partner screens:  Address gets copied from one script to another when save is not done after change to address, followed by a change or add of script code.

  • Go in the UI to the “Account Management” Work Center and click on “New Corporate Account” under Common Tasks.
  • This will open Corporate Account QAF with default script maintained. (Say Latin in this use case).
  • Maintain data for script-dependent fields (such as Account Name, Additional Name, House Number, Street and City) and script-independent fields as well.
  • In the next step, click on “Add” button to add another script (Say Kanji i.e. Japanese).  This will open up a pop-up window from where you can select the script and then click on “OK”.
  • Maintain data for script-dependent fields (such as Account Name, Account Name Reading Aid, Additional Name, Additional Name Reading Aid, House Number, Street and City).
  • You can see that the one more Script “Katakana” has been added with Account Name and Additional Name fields populated with the Reading Aid data that you have maintained for Kanji script. You can also see that script-independent fields are already copied. But the other script dependent fields relevant for address i.e. House Number, Street and City also gets copied.
  • This is happening in rest of the Business Partner screens as well.

Resolution
Before adding any new script or changing to a new script, do a save. This prevents the address details from getting copied from one script to another.

 2.  Account, Supplier, Business Partner & Org Management screens: Description for the default script not shown on the script selector

  • Go in the UI to the “Account Management” Work Center and click on “New Corporate Account” under Common Tasks.
  • The Script selector on the UI shows Script value as blank. When you open the dropdown of the script code and description is shown. 

Resolution
Always consider the blank value on the script selector as default script. Please note that the user will be able to see the code value and description when he tries to select the script.

 3. Data Migration: Migration object for Customer does not support multi script

  • Business Configuration -> Integrate and Extend
  • Download the migration template for Customer
  • The General and Address tab does not have columns to enter name and addresses in additional scripts.

Resolution
Contact development: Development would support with the reports to migrate multi script data for customers.

 

Update : 1411 - tbd: limitations Multiple script support in Master Data :

1. Account, Supplier & Business Partner screens:  Address gets copied from one script to another when save is not done after change to address, followed by a change or add of script code.

  • Go in the UI to the “Account Management” Work Center and click on “New Corporate Account” under Common Tasks.
  • This will open Corporate Account QAF with default script maintained. (Say Latin in this use case).
  • Maintain data for script-dependent fields (such as Account Name, Additional Name, House Number, Street and City) and script-independent fields as well.
  • In the next step, click on “Add” button to add another script (Say Kanji i.e. Japanese).  This will open up a pop-up window from where you can select the script and then click on “OK”.
  • Maintain data for script-dependent fields (such as Account Name, Account Name Reading Aid, Additional Name, Additional Name Reading Aid, House Number, Street and City).
  • You can see that the one more Script “Katakana” has been added with Account Name and Additional Name fields populated with the Reading Aid data that you have maintained for Kanji script. You can also see that script-independent fields are already copied. But the other script dependent fields relevant for address i.e. House Number, Street and City also gets copied.
  • This is happening in rest of the Business Partner screens as well.

Resolution
Before adding any new script or changing to a new script, do a save. This prevents the address details from getting copied from one script to another.

  2. Data Migration: Migration object for Customer does not support multi script

  • Business Configuration -> Integrate and Extend
  • Download the migration template for Customer
  • The General and Address tab does not have columns to enter name and addresses in additional scripts.

Resolution
Contact development: Development would support with the reports to migrate multi script data for customers.

 

 

Reproducing the Issue

When you go to any data entry screen like New Business Partner you can only enter the data for Name and Address in one langauge script at a time.

Cause

The necessary technical changes are not yet available to support the entry of content in multiple scripts at a time.

Keywords

KBA , AP-SCO , Service Confirmation Processing , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1611 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1305 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1308 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1311 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1402 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1405 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1408 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1411 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1502 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1505 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1508 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1511 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1602 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1605 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1608 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1702 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711