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Translation of SAP Terminology using transaction SAPTERM

Introduction:

In SAP business requirement varies across the globe and sometimes some business requirement is such that we need to provide a solution in various languages. For this we have Translations and once that is done we can view the development in that language. However, most of the times it is very difficult for developers to understand the SAP terminology in different language during the unit testing.

Hence, in order to get the corresponding word for that term SAP has provided the transaction code “SAPTERM”. Using this user can easily perform the necessary actions without looking for the translation over internet.

Details:

Consider a scenario where you have login into SAP R3 system in German language. You want to view the number of entries in MARA table and then continue you’re testing.

Open the transaction code SE11 and enter the table name MARA.

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We don’t know what the term “Anzeigen” stands for in English. So instead of going to internet we can use SAP provided transaction code SAPTERM.

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This is the initial screen of the transaction SAPTERM. By default Source language is English and Target language is German. As we want the English word for Anzeigen, change the source and target language accordingly and paste it in Search Term and click on Find.

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We know the meaning of the word Anzeigen and hence we can click on it and then do further actions accordingly. In above screenshot we can see that apart from English, we have got the translation for that SAP term in different languages.

This is very simple example and hence we can easily identify the word would be DISPLAY. However, in complex scenario we may not easily guess the translation and hence this transaction can be handy for the developers/testers.

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Also we can notice that the output will show word in source language in BLUE color and word in requested Target language in RED color. While the translated word in all other languages will be in BLACK color font.

This tool can be very useful for those who need to work on SAP R3 system in different language which they don’t know and still needs to perform some actions like testing, replication of issues in particular language etc.

SAP terminology available at SAPterm.com at http://sapterm.com/

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Some facts taken from web:

Did you know . .?

SAPterm provides official translations of SAP terminology into 37 standard languages – including Catalan, Russian, Vietnamese, Estonian, as well as both simplified and traditional Chinese.

There are already 4.0 million terms in SAPterm, including 150,000 source entries that have been translated into 42 other languages.

In 2012, SAPterm added translations for SAP terminology into Hindi and Kazakh.

Terms for “customer relationship management” were translated into Turkish, Hungarian, and additional languages for the first time as part of SAP projects. Now these SAP-originated terms – all available in SAPterm – are textbook standards.

Comments/Suggestions are welcome.

Additional Information:

When we execute the transaction code SAPTERM for the first time, we get following pop-up. Select continue.

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Select Source and Target Language and Click Ok.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Informative...Many Thanks.

      Best regards,

      Naresh K.

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks Naresh! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Priya Chinnasamy
      Priya Chinnasamy

      Hi Rahul,

      It's more useful.Thanks for posting.

      Regards,

      Priya

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks Priya! Good to know that its useful doc. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ramesh .
      Ramesh .

      Nice Thanks for sharing...

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks Ramesh! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Vamshi Mohan
      Vamshi Mohan

      Nice information. Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for the comment Vamshi! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good Information

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks Ravi! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Worth reading...

      Thnks for sharing...:)

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks Prerna! Good to know that you liked it. 🙂

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      Former Member

      Hello Mr. Rahul Mahajan

      It is very helpful.Lots of thnx 4 sharing such fabulous document.

      Warm Regards,

      Satendra Singh Sikarwar

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for appreciative comment Satendra.  🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good..
      Thank You for sharing doc.

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for comment Supriya! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Vinoth Kumar
      Vinoth Kumar

      Nice one.. Thanks for sharing

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks Vinoth! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      There is any table name or function module to achieve this translation it will be better to fetch data from there instead checking in this transaction come back and entering it.....

      If you know anything about this please suggest me.

      Thanks in advance.

      Regards,

      Ravi Shankar L

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      Former Member

      FM TERM_HTML_GET_TERM_LIST gets called by the transaction.

      You can check in debug mode.

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      Former Member

      It Shows only left side container that while all are the domains available for that search term but not provided the translations and corresponding languages.... Thanks for your valuable reply I will debug and find it if you find any more points please share here.Thanks@!Manish

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      Former Member

      Next FM to get details would be TERM_HTML_GET_TERM_CONCEPT.

      Overall, you need to look into Function groups STERM_DIALOG_HTML and STERM_DB.

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for reply Manish!

      I will provide more details on this.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very good.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      very informative....now i can avoid google translate for sap terminology..

      Thanks,

      rahul

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks Vijay! Yes, it will help us and we can do our work without google 🙂

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for comment Renato! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      My source and target languages are coming blank and I am not able to add it as well. I could have attached the screenshot but the option is not available. Do you have a solution for this?

      Regards

      Purnand

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Hi Purnand,

      There will be a option when you execute the tcode SAPTERM for the first time.

      I have updated this article with heading "Additional Information".

      Please refer and let me know if you are still facing same issue.

      Thanks,

      Rahul

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      Former Member

      Hi,

      Apologies for the late reply. I just opened the tcode and the source and target location is blank. I think I cannot attach the screenshot here.

      Regards

      Purnand

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Hi Purnand,

      I think second time when we open the same tocde it won't ask for settings.

      Not sure why you are getting tht problem and can't comment more without looking at the issue.

      Some Options:

      Please try it in other system and then compare. Else check with your teammate's machine and see if the same is happening on their system too. If yes, you may want to check it with your BASIS team.

      I hope this will resolve your issue.

      Thanks,

      Rahul

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      Former Member

      Thanks for sharing...surely it ll help us a lot..:)

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      thnx for sharing.

      Regards,

      Abdul

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for comment Abdul! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Pedro Aparecido da Silva
      Pedro Aparecido da Silva

      Thanks for sharing!!

      Best regards,

      Pedro.

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for comment Pedro! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice Document, Thanks for sharing it 🙂

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for comment Anupam! 🙂

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      Anubhab Chirui

      Thanks Rahul for sharing. Informative and helpful.

      Regards,

      Anubhab

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      Thanks for comment Anubhab! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Modadugu Hemanth Kumar
      Modadugu Hemanth Kumar

      Thanks Rahul for sharing the useful information.

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for comment Modadugu Hemanth Kumar

      Keep Learning and sharing. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice Information . Surely it helps. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for comment Raghu Singa

      Keep Learning and sharing. 🙂

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      rajesh bethamcharla

      Good Information... 🙂

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      Thanks rajesh bethamcharla

      Keep Learning and sharing. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Devendra Bhoir
      Devendra Bhoir

      Hello Rahul,   This is realy helpful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks Devendra Bhoir ! Good to know that you liked this article. 🙂

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      Former Member

      hi rahul

      thanks for the share ..much appreciated!

      no worries

      karthik

      Author's profile photo Rahul Mahajan
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      Thanks for comment Karthik! 🙂

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      Srinu S

      Nice document. useful information shared.Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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      Hrishikesh Joshi

      Worth Document! Many thanks for sharing 🙂