9 Translating Solution Explorer Tasks

This chapter contains the following topics:

9.1 Understanding Task Translation

This section discusses:

  • Task translation.

  • The Solution Explorer task translation process.

  • The Solution Explorer task translation tool.

9.1.1 Task Translation

Tasks are menu items and application names that appear in Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software. The Solution Explorer task translation tools display the menu name, followed by each application that appears when users select the menu in EnterpriseOne software.

You use these Solution Explorer tools to translate solution tasks:

  • F9000: Solution Explorer Tasks.

  • F9005: Solution Explorer Variant Tasks.

  • F9006: Solution Explorer Variant Task Details.

9.1.2 The Solution Explorer Task Translation Process

To users, menus and tasks appear as lists, or trees, from which users select applications in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software. These trees are multitiered, and often contain several levels of options. When you place the cursor over the menu or application name, a definition appears. You must translate the name and its definition. In the Solution Explorer Task translation tool, each tab name is followed by each object in a menu tree.

9.1.3 The Solution Explorer Task Translation Tool

You translate all menus and task items using the Solution Explorer task translation tool. 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 so forth. The Work With Task Translations Form

The entry point to the Solution Explorer task translation tool is the Work With Task Translations form. Use this form to search for and select items that need to be translated. You can search for items using a variety of search criteria, such as language, product code, and translation status. The Task Translation Form

After you have selected an item from the Work With Task Translations form, the Task Translation form appears. This form contains two tabs: View and Audit. Use these tabs to complete all translation requirements, including changing translation status and viewing item history.

On the View tab, you can select an item to translate or edit by clicking in the menu tree. When you select an item, the tool highlights the item and populates the source and target fields with the associated text.

The View tab displays a consolidated view of information for each menu or task item. Use this tab to perform actual translations, change item status, view object information, and so on.

The Audit tab displays historical and statistical information for each menu or task item. You can review audit information for a delta item to see who translated it last, its source, and so on. You do not need to check this information as part of the daily translation process. However, it is a vital part of troubleshooting a problem item caused by the translation tools or the delta process.

You can also translate the item that is currently displayed on this form, although you cannot translate additional items.

9.2 Translating Menu or Task Items

The Solution Explorer task translation tools enable you to search for and display menu and task items by various search criteria, including product code, language, status, task, or any combination of these criteria. Searching for items using these criteria enables you to specify the menu and task items that are displayed.


The Solution Explorer task translation tools retrieve the task items that match the search criteria and display them in the detail area.

Any language that you search on that is not specified in the user profile is read-only.

If you leave any of the fields blank, the system uses the default value of * (asterisk), which equals a search for all items.

To translate menu or task items:

  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 F9005: Solution Explorer Variant Tasks.

  2. On the Work With Variant Description Translations form, complete any of these fields and click Find:

    • Product Code

    • Status

    • Task View ID

    • Language

  3. Select the item that you want to translate, and click Select.

    The Variant Description Translation form appears.

  4. Select an item from the menu tree.

  5. Translate the item.

  6. Click OK.