Adding Language Records to the Languages Table

Language records enable you to associate strings with a specific language, which is associated with a locale. This enables users to view SBM User Workspace labels and error messages in the language associated with the locale specified in their user profile, if such strings exist. For example, you can have three separate strings for the Submit button label: one for the default English (United States), one for French (France), and one for German (Germany).

If a string record does not exist for a user's locale, the string value that appears comes from the root value in the string ID record.

To add a Language record:

  1. Log on to the SBM Application Administrator.
  2. From the Administrator portal, select Auxiliary Data.
  3. From the Table drop-down list, select Languages.
  4. In the Results pane, click New to open a Submit form for the Languages table.
  5. In the Language box, type the name of the language you want to add.
    Tip: If you will have multiple language records, consider adding the locale to the name of the language. You can follow the standard for locale names listed on the Advanced tab of the User Profile page.
  6. In the Locale box, type the exact ISO 639-1 locale string for the language. Locale strings are made up of a required language part followed by an optional territory. When territory is included, separate language and territory identifiers with an underscore. Examples of ISO 639-1 locale strings include en_US for English (United States) and fr_CA for French (Canada).
  7. Verify that "active" is selected in the Active/Inactive drop-down list.
  8. Click OK.