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DS 1.5 SP2 Language settings


we have the requirement to display texts of dimensions in different languages. (German and English)

The texts are derived from the master data.

var strct= "52DN9BAL43BMJU4MDH85V54Q0";

TX_KPI_TITLE_R1C1.setText(DS_KPI_DET_1_1.getFilterText(strct) );

A text field gets the text of the filtered dimension. (in this case a structure in a BW Query)

The connection (BO -> BW) is defined as SingleSignOn.

The language setting in the connection is set to English, but 'remember language' is not marked. This should work since DS 1.5 SPxx. (And it somehow does)

The question now is,where I have to set the correct language to display the text either in English or in German?

So far I found 3 possibilities:

1) BO Launch pad

This is set to use the browsers language settings.

I understand, that this setting is relevant for displaying numbers. (German 1.000,00 <--> English 1,000.00) This part works fine.

2) Browser setting (in this case Firefox, but similar for IE)

As the language is supposed to be defined in the connection (and using the users settings)

3) BW User setting

Unfortunately the texts are not always displayed in the correct (desired) language. German and English display seems to be switching randomly.


Am I missing some setting?

Do I need to empty certain caches/buffers after changing the language in BW? (I emptied the browser cache without success)

Do I need to wait xx minutes after changing the language in BW?

I have to document for the business, how the setting has to be done or how a user can change the displayed language.

Any hint is welcome.

If you need more information, let me know.



PS: Sorry for the long introduction. 😉

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    May 25, 2016 at 10:11 AM


    for your information.

    Note 2250554 describes the requirements for correct language support:

    Check the following pre-requisites:

    - the preferred viewing locale is set correctly

    - the correct version of the Design Studio BI platform add-on is installed: Design Studio 1.5 SP01 patch 1 and higher

    - the correct version of BI platform is installed: BI platform 4.1 SP06 patch 1 and higher

    - the data source has been translated to the expected language

    - in the OLAP connection for the data source the 'Save Language' check-box is unchecked

    Unfortunately not all requirements are met by the current system landscape.

    I will let you know as soon as all necessary systems are updated.



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  • Oct 29, 2015 at 07:11 PM

    Hi Steve,

    the "Save Language" checkbox in the BW OLAP connection is unchecked?

    I made the experience, that sometimes changes in the olap connection are taking some time to become "active" in the Adaptive Processing Server hosting the Design Studio's "Application analysis service".

    You can enforce it by restarting the APS.

    Hope it helps.



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      Hi Stefan,

      the checkbox is unchecked.

      I will check, if the connection was created before or after the update to SP2.



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    Nov 03, 2015 at 10:02 AM


    the connection, that was used so far, was created after updating to DS 1.5 SP1.

    So I created a new connection with similar settings.

    (SingleSignOn, remember Language unchecked)

    With a simple Dashboard (1 Datasource, 1 Crosstab) I was not able to display different texts / different languages by changing my SAP Logon Language in BW.

    Also changing the language in the browser or Launch pad did not work.

    Does anyone use this 'feature'?

    Or do you always have language specific connections?



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