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Overview:  The language that the portal is displayed in depends on the following hierarchy, with the languages at the top of the list taking precedence over those at the bottom:

  1. Component (iview) language (defined in the portalapp.xml)
  2. Portal Mandatory language (defined in the
  3. User language (defined in the user’s profile).
  4. Request language (defined by the browser).
  5. Portal Default language (defined in the
  6. System Default language (default locale defined by the OS).

Example:  for example, if you have your portal user language (as in point 3) set to Czech, but the language of the iView that is the logon page (as in point 1) set to English, that logon page will be displayed in English.

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Property Location:  Regarding the navigation path for the kindly refer to the SAP Documentation outlined below which provides a detailed summary and walkthrough regarding the language settings.

Useful Reference Documentation:

  • SAP Note: 1013521 – Configuration of supported languages within the portal
  • SAP Note: 1661391 – Portal 7.3 is not displayed in the configured language
  • SAP Note: 1696439 – Changing the Default or Mandatory Locale for a 730 EP
  • NW Portal 7.3: SAP Documentation and Guides:
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  1. Former Member

    After SPS13 on a 7.3 Portal some of the menus are in English, some are in German. Customer would like to have them all in German.

    I tried like everything that you mentioned in the blog post.


    SAP Note 1661391 – Portal 7.3 is not displayed in the configured language 

    looks perfect, the problem is it says that this was already fixed on earlier sps. I have SPS13 installed now.

    Any ideas, recommendations ?

    1. Troy Cronin Post author

      Hi Roman/Gabriel

      My apologies for the delay in response I am only seeing this now as I have been abroad for projects.

      I’m glad to hear the issue is now resolved.

      Any questions feel free to ask.

      All the best

      Kind Regards

      Troy Cronin


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