Translation String Types

Translation strings used in translations of the NetSuite application can be divided to two types:

Custom Strings

You can create a custom string in either the Manage Translations UI or in SDF as part of a Translation Collection. A custom string is included in a collection and its contents, such as description and translations, can be edited.

Stand-Alone Strings

A stand-alone string is created when you create a custom object or record. When you delete the custom object or record, the corresponding stand-alone string is also deleted. Therefore, the lifecycle of the stand-alone string is connected to the lifecycle of the object. You cannot create or delete stand-alone strings in the Manage Translations UI. A stand-alone string cannot be included in a Translation Collection.

Custom strings and stand-alone strings can be linked together and create a hierarchy.

If you want to display stand-alone strings in the Strings subtab, select Without Collection in the Collection dropdown list.

For information about how can translation strings form a hierarchy, see String Hierarchy and Translation String Linking.

Related Topics:

Manage Translations UI Overview
Filtering of Translation Strings
Creating a Translation Collection
Editing a Translation Collection
Deleting a Translation Collection
Importing Translations into a Translation Collection
Exporting a Translation Collection
Downloading a Translation Collection into XML
Working with Translation Collection Strings
Using Translation Collections with SuiteScript
Including Translation Collections in Bundles
Globalization Glossary
String Hierarchy and Translation String Linking
Management of Translation Strings Distributed Through SDF

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