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How to get the selected language in VBA code ?


I'm using the BEx Analyzer on BI 7.

The user can select the language when connecting. But then how can I get the selected language in VBA, in order to do some VLOOKUP in my excel sheets, regarding the user language ?

Thanks a lot,


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    Posted on Jul 02, 2008 at 06:45 PM

    Any idea ?

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    • Former Member Ivan Lopez

      Hi Ivan,

      I didn't find a solution to pick up the language directly from a SAP variable...

      So I used an old taltic : I pick up the language through the windows registry 😊

      Here is my VBA code to do it :

      Public Function Get_User_Language() As String
         Dim oShell As Object
         Dim strDefaultSysID As String
         On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
         Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
         strDefaultSysID = oShell.RegRead("HKCUSoftwareSAPSAPLogonDefaultSystemID")
         If strDefaultSysID = "" Then GoTo ErrorHandler
         Get_User_Language = oShell.RegRead("HKCUSoftwareSAPSAPLogonSystems" & strDefaultSysID & "Language")
         Set oShell = Nothing
         Exit Function
         MsgBox "Error when getting the user language. Be sure to have selected a default system. English selected.", vbInformation
         Get_User_Language = "EN"
         GoTo EndFunction
      End Function

      Warning :

      This code works only if you've ticked the option "Use selected System as Default" in the SAP logon dialogbox.

      Have a good day,


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