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10 Translating User Defined Codes

This chapter contains the following topics:

10.1 Understanding User Defined Code Translation

This section discusses:

10.1.1 User Defined Code Translation

Within Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne forms, users must often enter information into text fields. Many times, users can select the information from a list of items called User Defined Codes (UDCs). UDCs are codes and descriptions in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software that provide users with an easy way to select a value from a list. UDCs are stored in tables within JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software.

Each UDC contains a description of the option as well as a code for that option. Only the descriptions must be translated; the codes remain the same in every language.

10.1.2 User Defined Code Translation Tools

User Defined Codes (UDCs) are stored in tables that contain at least one item and can hold an unlimited number of items. The User Defined Code (UDC) translation tool displays all items in a table at once in order for you to view them in context.

You translate all User Defined Codes (UDCs) from JD Edwards UDC translation tools. In addition to translating items, you can retrieve and use existing translations, check spelling, change the status of an item, save translated items, search for and replace target text, and view glossary definitions.

You use two tools to translate UDCs. You select which tool to use based on what you want to translate. The function of each tool is as follows:

  • F0004: User Defined Code (UDC) Types

    Use this tool if you are translating only UDC Types. UDC Types are the actual code table titles.

  • F0005: User Defined Codes (UDC)

    Use this tool if you are translating only the UDC Codes or want to see all untranslated UDC items. This tool displays all the UDC Codes as well as the associated UDC Types, regardless of their translation status.

Both of these tools function similarly. However, if you decide to start translating using the F0005: User Defined Codes (UDC) tool, you must use the F0004: User Defined Code (UDC) Types tool to verify that you have translated all UDC Types. You must do this because the UDC Code tool does not display any untranslated code types if no untranslated UDC Codes exist. Both of the UDC translation tools consist of the Work With User Defined Code Type Language Translation form and the User Defined Codes Translation form.

10.1.2.1 Work With User Defined Code Type Language Translation Form and Work With User Defined Code Language Translation Form

The entry points to the User Defined Code (UDC) Translation tool are either the Work With User Defined Code Type Language Translation form or the Work With User Defined Code Language Translation form. Use these forms to search for and select items that you want to translate. You can search for items using various search criteria, such as language, product code, translation status, and UDC types.

You use these four data fields to search for UDC items to translate:

  • Product Code

  • Language (L)

  • Status

  • UDC Types

These data fields enable you to specify the limits to be used in selecting the items to be translated. The most restrictive specification is a specific code in each data field; the least restrictive specification is the wild card * (asterisk) in a data field.

10.1.2.2 User Defined Codes Translation Form

After you have chosen an item from the Work With User Defined Code Type Language Translation form or the Work With User Defined Code Language Translation form, the User Defined Codes Translation form appears. This form contains these tabs: View, Glossary, and Audit. Use these tabs to complete all translation requirements, including changing translation status, comparing glossary content, and viewing item history.

10.2 Accessing Items to Translate

You select items to translate from the View tab. The View tab displays a consolidated view of information for each UDC item. The tree view displays all items according to the item you selected on the "Work With?" form. The information that is displayed depends on the display options you select. You can use the View tab to select text for translation, perform actual translations, change item status, view object information, and so forth.

To select an item from the tree:

  1. From the Translation Applications menu (GH791), select either Senior Translations or Junior Translations, depending on whether you are a senior or junior translator, and then F0005: User Defined Codes (UDC).

  2. On Work With User Defined Code Language Translation, complete these fields and click Find:

    • Product Code

    • Status

    • Language

    • UDC Types

  3. Click the item in the detail area that you want to translate, and click Select.

    The User Defined Codes Translation form appears with the item you chose displayed in the Tree view.

  4. In the menu tree, click the item you want to review or translate.

    When you select an item, the system populates these fields:

    • UDC Type

    • UDC Code

    • Source

      The Source fields always populate with the source text.

    • Target

      The Target fields only populate when a translation exists.

10.3 Reviewing Glossary Information

UDCs can be associated with data items. The Glossary tab contains information that describes that data dictionary item.

To review glossary information for UDCs:

  1. From the Translation Applications menu (GH791), select either Senior Translations or Junior Translations, depending on whether you are a senior or junior translator, and then F0005: User Defined Codes (UDC).

  2. On Work With User Defined Code Language Translation, locate the user defined code records that you want to translate.

  3. Select an item in the detail area and click Select.

  4. Select an item from the tree menu.

  5. On User Defined Codes Translation, select an item and click the Glossary tab.

  6. Review the glossary.

    The Glossary tab form contains information assigned to a data dictionary item. Use it to make contextual comparisons in order to accurately translate an item. You can translate the item currently displayed on this form, although you cannot translate additional items. You translate the glossary using the Data Dictionary Language Translation program (P799201).

10.4 Translating User Defined Code Items

You have three options when translating user defined code items: you can enter translations manually, copy the source item, or use the suggestion process. This section provides an overview of space constraints and discusses how to:

10.4.1 Understanding Space Constraints

A fixed amount of space is available for the translated text of each item. Because translated text usually requires more space for most target languages, you might have to abbreviate the translations.

10.4.2 Entering Translations Manually

To enter a translation manually:

  1. From the Translation Applications menu (GH791), select either Senior Translations or Junior Translations, depending on whether you are a senior or junior translator, and then F0005: User Defined Codes (UDC).

  2. On Work With User Defined Code Language Translation, locate the user defined code records that you want to translate.

  3. Select an item and click Select.

    The User Defined Codes Translation form appears, displaying the source term in the Source field.

  4. In the Target field, enter the translated text.

  5. Click OK.

    When you click OK, JD Edwards translation tools saves the translation and updates the status. You have to click Next to move to the next untranslated item.

10.4.3 Copying the Source Item

To copy the source item:

  1. From the Translation Applications menu (GH791), select either Senior Translations or Junior Translations, depending on whether you are a senior or junior translator, and then F0005: User Defined Codes (UDC).

  2. On Work With User Defined Code Language Translation, locate the user defined code records that you want to translate.

  3. Select an item in the detail area, and then click Select.

    The User Defined Codes Translation form appears, displaying the source item in the Source field.

  4. Select a record in the menu tree.

  5. On the toolbar of the form, click Form and then click the Copy Source option.

    The source item appears in the Target field.

  6. Click OK to save the translation.