In the prior versions of Siebel eBusiness Applications, a separate report design was needed for each language due to the hardcoding of user visible, language specific strings in the design. The format (locale) in which the fields were displayed was also hardcoded in the report design. As of release 7.5, users will be able to externalize the visible strings, locale information, and certain properties of data from the report design. At report generation time, the user interface strings of the desired language are obtained from an external file. The locale information is obtained from a locale map, and the report data is formatted.
The following topics are in this chapter: