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  • 1.  Multiple Language

    Posted Fri May 26, 2023 08:40 AM

    why multiple language doesn't work automatically when I switch to another language such as Arabic when I log in to Maximo?

    Thanks in Advance!

    Sayed Saeed


  • 2.  RE: Multiple Language

    Posted Tue May 30, 2023 09:16 AM

    During the installation steps you pick which additional languages you want to install. There's overhead in supporting additional languages so it's not something we do automatically. Once you've installed those additional languages (such as Arabic), the out of the box columns, applications, menu entries, etc. should be translated when you switch to that language.

    The way Maximo stores translations is through a concept called a language table. When we fetch a field that can be translated (such as a description field), we have to fetch it from the core table (IE ALNDOMAIN) along with seeing if the language table (IE L_ALNDOMAIN) has a translation for the user's language. To properly support additional languages on custom objects (or even out of the box tables like WORKTYPE that we haven't configured support for out of the box), you need to setup these language tables in Database Configuration.

    For any custom objects, attributes, applications, menus, etc. the administrator must also translate these by setting their language to the secondary language and updating these translatable attributes. For any custom reports or changes to out of the box reports, there are properties files an administrator needs to go through to properly translate the report. You can see our localization guide for report development here:

    Steven Shull