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2592394 - Translatable field behavior


  1. How does the translatable field work?
  2. When is the default value modified automatically?


Employee Central - Manage Data


  • For explanation, lets consider company's default language is en_US. 

Fields which we are discussing here after:

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Below are the scenarios and behavior of respective fields:

Name field on UI (User's locale) en_US en_GB Default before Default after
en_GB unmodified on Save Not shown blank takes value from en_US. If en_US is blank, then takes value from en_GB
en_GB unmodified on Save Not shown Value1 Value1
en_US Not shown unmodified on Save blank puts value entered in en_US now
en_US Not shown unmodified on Save Value1 Value1
  • Also please note, the title of object shown in manage data and in employment Information page is based on user's locale.
  • If there is no translation for user's locale then default title is shown in both these pages.
  • Default language is only updated in scenarios mentioned above.
  • If you are importing translations, then preferaby maintain default value as well in import file as per your requirements. 


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