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Purpose

This page is created to provide help to solve translation issues in POWL. 

Overview

When texts in POWL (column, buttons etc.) display incorrect translations in alternate languages, you have two perform two steps to solve this issue. The first one is to import the latest Language Packages to your system. You can perform this according to the Wiki pages in Section "Wiki Documentation" of the following Wiki page: Language Transport.

If the translation is still not the desired one after the import, you can maintain your own translation for Column Headers and Buttons. For this, refer to the below sections in this Wiki page.

Column Header Translations

It is possible to correct translations of POWL column headers directly through POWL customizing in SRM.

Using POWL transaction /N/SAPSRM/POWL_CUST or by following the SPRO customizing SRM -> SRM Server -> Cross Application Basic Settings -> POWL and Advanced Search -> Adjust POWL layout, Search Criteria and Pushbuttons, you can select the affected feeder (e.g. SAPSRM_FEEDER_SC) and select the node Field Catalog. You can identify the relevant feeder using the following Wiki page: How to identify used POWL query.

Here you are presented with a list of the available column headers in the feeder.

Selecting the appropriate column entry and choosing menu Goto -> Translation provides you with a pop up requiring you to select the language to -> from. From this selection it is possible to maintain the language translations.

The change here will prompt upon saving a transport request.

As is the case for most POWL changes, the changes will only be reflected once the existing queries are deleted using the POWL_D01 report.

Button text translation

To check the translation of button text, you can use:

  • transaction /n/SAPSRM/POWL_CUST.
  • SPRO SRM -> SRM Server -> Cross Application Basic Settings -> POWL and Advanced Search -> Adjust POWL layout, Search Criteria and Pushbuttons.

Choose the relevant feeder from the list. To identify the feeder, refer to the following Wiki page: How to identify used POWL query. Then double-click node Actions

Here you can see the buttons of the POWL.

Highlight one button and choose menu Goto → Translation. In this way you can verify and modify the translation.

The change here will prompt upon saving a transport request.

As is the case for most POWL changes, the changes will only be reflected once the existing queries are deleted using the POWL_D01 report.

Related Content

Related Documents:

SAP Community Blog - Translating texts in Employee Self-Service

SAP Community Wiki - Language Transport

SAP Community Wiki - How to identify used POWL query

SAP Community Wiki - POWL Reports

Related SAP Notes/KBAs:

KBA 2322532 Incorrect or no translation for POWL buttons and texts.

SAP Note 2122805 POWL: Untranslated warning message text

SAP Note 1862147 POWL: Translation menu active in some customizing objects

KBA 1839543 POWL selection criteria in wrong language

SAP Note 1832334 Incorrect translation for status in powl screen for SC

SAP Note 1764880 Language of Search fields in purchase orders query

SAP Note 1661482 POWL: Column headers not shown in the login language

SAP Note 1652910 Spelling Mistakes in translation of the word REFRESH

SAP Note 1581919 Incorrect translation for status in powl screen for contract

SAP Note 1575108 Purchase Group search field is not translated in RFx POWL