Adding Strings to Translation Collections

You can add strings to a collection with the + button on the Collections subtab, or with the Create New button on the Strings subtab.

To add strings to a collection from the Collections subtab:

  1. Go to Customization > Translations > Manage Translations.

  2. On the Collections subtab, locate the collection to which you want to add a string.

  3. In the Strings column, click the + button.

  4. On the New string window, add the following information for the string you want to add:

    • Source String - The translation string in the source language.

    • Key - An identifier for the translation string. You can use this identifier when working with Translation Collections through SuiteScript. The maximum number of characters in the key field is 255.

      Note:

      Remember that when creating keys, you must follow the following naming convention. A key must:

      • Begin with an underscore, uppercase or a lowercase character from the English alphabet.

      • Consist of underscores, lowercase or uppercase characters from the English alphabet and numbers.

    • Collection - The collection to which you want to add the string.

    • Description - Enter a description for the source string. This description helps translators understand the context of the term to provide an accurate translation. The source string’s description is the when, where, and why users see the string in the application.

    • Translation - Enter a translation for the source string in the languages listed. You can add a string without adding translations. Translations can be added after they have been received from translators.

  5. Click Save.

To add strings to a collection from the Strings subtab:

  1. Go to Customization > Translations > Manage Translations.

  2. On the Strings subtab, click Create New.

  3. On the New string window, add the following information for the string you want to add:

    • Source String - The translation string in the source language.

    • Key - An identifier for the translation string. You can use this identifier when working with Translation Collections through SuiteScript. The maximum number of characters in the key field is 255.

    • Collection - The collection to which you want to add the string.

    • Description - Enter a description for the source string. This description helps translators understand the context of the term to provide an accurate translation. The source string’s description is the when, where, and why users see the string in the application.

    • Translation - Enter a translation for the source string in the languages listed. You can add a string without adding translations. Translations can be added after they have been received from translators.

  4. Click Save.

Note:

In addition to the Manage Translations UI, you can also work with translation strings through SDF. In SDF, ”Key”, the identifier, is referred to as ”scriptid”.

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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