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Difference between Item Description and Foreign Name?

Hi all,

In Item Master Data, one of the main fields is "Description". This is a translatable field.

However, below that is the field "Foreign Name". This field is ALSO translatable.

I cannot find any information about the "Foreign Name" field, only that it serves to translate the "Description" field. However, that field has its own translation table.

So I'm confused. Could somebody explain the difference to me?

Thanks!

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    Jan 02 at 02:32 PM

    Hi,

    As per SAP help file, the foreign name is,

    "Enter a description of the item in a foreign language. You can copy this name to documents for business partners that use other languages."

    Regards,

    Nagarajan

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    • Hi Nagarajan,

      Thank you for your answer. So, If the values in "Foreign Name" are visible on the documents for foreign Business Partners, does this mean the translation values in "Item Description" are not visible there?

  • Jan 02 at 02:51 PM

    No, Its visible all documents.

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