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How the Symbolic Strings Model is Implemented
Symbolic strings are implemented using a top-level object in the Siebel repository called Symbolic Strings and a child object called Symbolic String Locale. Each symbolic string record represents a word or phrase, for example Account or Contact, and is language-independent. All translations of that word or phrase, including English, are stored as child symbolic string locale records. User interface objects refer to symbolic string records for text strings. The literal display value is retrieved from one of the several translations stored as symbolic string locale records based on the current Tools language mode.