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Use Translation Service (Beta) from SAP WebIDE



SAP Translation Hub (Beta) service in HCP enables you to translate short texts in HCP applications into additional languages quickly and easily. These services are available as REST services. In new release (April 2016) of SAP WebIDE, these translation services are integrated with SAP WebIDE and HTML5 application can get translated in different languages within WebIDE.


To enable the Beta service in HCP trial account. Following Configuration is need to updated in you trial account setup.

1. Click on Europe(Trial) in HCP cockpit and edit account configuration.



Figure 1 : Account setting to enable beta features


SAP UI5 Translations


All the translation in HTML5 application are done by files stored in webapp/i18n. Ui5 Project has a separate file for each supported language with a suffix for the locale, for example for German, for French, and so on. When a user runs the app, SAPUI5 will load the language file that fits best to the user’s environment.These translation files are bind to SAP UI5 views using ResourceModel.


You can find the details process in following links




To enable the translation services access from SAP WebIDE, Following configuration is required.


1. Enable and Configure the SAP Translation Hub service for your HCP account.


Enable SAP Translation Hub service in HCP cockpit.


Figure 2 HCP Cockpit Service Page

Assign Role to user who can assess Translation services


          Figure 3 Translation Service Role Management


2. Create HCP Destination to Translation service

Create destination on account level with nametranslationHubBeta with following Property

     Name = translationHubBeta


     URL= https://saptranslation-<HCP trial account name>


     Proxy Type=Internet


  Additional Properties:




Figure 4 HCP Destination for translation services


to using the authentication type AppToAppSSO to work, Principal Propagation must be enable in HCP account Trust settings.


Figure 5 HCP Trust Configuration


Proper usage of Translation Service

WebIDE is integrated with Translation Data source and it suggest you the text that can be used in UI5 view files. With the use of this suggestion, translation services assures that you will get translation of this text in most of the languages.

You can choose these suggestions using CTRL + SPACE button while filling the text in UI5 view.


Figure 6 SAP UI5 View File

After selecting, the correct text from suggestion these text are automatically added in your project translation files.


Figure 7 Text reference bind to i18n model



Figure 8 file


By this process, you can make sure that Translation Service translates project text automatically.


Translating your Properties File

  1. Make sure your project is attached to a HCP Git repository.

Select HTML5 Project settings – > GIT Repository Configuration and check GIT server configuration.


Following following blog to atttach your HTML5 application with Git repository



Figure 9 GIT Configuration for Project


Select the i18 properties file of the project you want to translate -> Right-click and select Generate Translation Files



Figure 10 Option for Generation new Translation Files


Select the Languages in which translation files are required.


Figure 11 Translation language selection screen



Figure 12 WebIDE Notification for Successful Translation


Translation service automatically generates the translation files in selected language and stores in GIT remote server. You need to fetch these changes in your WebIDE using GIT Pull option.



Figure 13 GIT Pull Operation Option


Translation files are automatically generated in HTML project i18n folder.


Figure 14 Translation files in Project



Figure 15 Translation file in German Language


Since this service is in beta stage, All the translations is not provided by service automatically. For rest of translation, it manually need to add from Translation Hub Service.



Figure 16 HCP Cockpit for SAP Translation Hub Service


Translation Project is already created with HTML5 application name


Figure 17 Translation hub Service portal with HTML5 application.


Open Translation tab and select target language.


Figure 18 Edit Translation page


Maintained the un-suggested translation manually in provided box.


Figure 18 Manual translated text


Save the translation to GIT repository with Get Translation button.


Figure 19 GIT repository update


Go to WebIDE , HTML5 application and pull the latest git updated.


Figure 20 WebIDE GIT Pull


Testing translations

WebIDE Test framework provide mechanism by which you can check different translation during development phase. Select Project and Run Configuration.



Figure 21 WebIDE Run Configuration


Enable Run setting as Preview as Frame and Run with mock data.


Figure 22 Run Configuration Setting


Translated languages can be change from right hand side Language Box in Test Frame.


Figure 23 WebIDE Test View



Figure 24 Test in different Language



Similarly, you can test the translation in other languages too.

I hope with this short example you are able to understand the power of Translation Hub Service, that how easily one can convert their application into multi-lingual applications.

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      Author's profile photo Kamal Jain
      Kamal Jain

      Hi Vijay,

      Wonderful Blog.

      There is one prerequisite information here is that this SAP Translation Hub service would get enabled, only if Beta Features is active for that account page on cockpit. Below is helpful link for this.


      Kamal Jain

      Author's profile photo Aditya Palekar
      Aditya Palekar

      Hi Vijay,

      Thanks for sharing this news! This is a big plus feature of the Web IDE and eliminates a lot of manual work and improves accuracy in translations. A boon for UI5 developers as considerable time is saved.

      Best Regards,


      Author's profile photo Aditya Palekar
      Aditya Palekar

      5-star rating to your weblog.

      Author's profile photo Matthias Nott
      Matthias Nott

      Very cool, as always. Definitely an awesome blog. 😎

      Author's profile photo Krishna Kumar S
      Krishna Kumar S

      Hi ,

      In my trial account, i don't see the "account" tab in the left. So how do we enable this beta services on HCP?

      Thanks, Krishna

      Author's profile photo Vijay Singh Rajput
      Vijay Singh Rajput
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Krishna,

      HCP(trial) cockpit has changed for this configuration. I have updated the Introduction section with new screen-shots.

      Best Regards,


      Author's profile photo Mairead Manifold
      Mairead Manifold

      Hi Vijay,
      I don't seem to be able to set the property TrustAll property setting in my Hana trial cockpit. 

      Author's profile photo Mairead Manifold
      Mairead Manifold

      Hi Vijay,

      Thank you for an excellent and comprehensive blog post. However, there are a few things I am uncertain about and I would like clarification on.

      What happens when you don't find the word or phrase you are looking for in the drop down suggestion list after typing <ctrl + space> ?

      Is it that you need to create a manual property entry in the Web IDE and manually configure the properties file too when the suggestion list doesn't contain a suitable entry?

      From my limited experience with the Translation Hub suggestion list and how it works, am I correct in saying that the auto addition of properties entries at the end of properties file still requires the developer to annotate the entry and move it around so that the properties file is easily digestible by others?

      Can you direct me to developer instructions on using the suggestion list and how to organise the properties file.

      I assume the developers need to end up with a properties file similar in layout to the attached HTML/XML file which came from the Manage Products sample project in the Web IDE.

      Your help is much appreciated.


      # This is the resource bundle for Manage Products
      #XTIT: Application name
      appTitle=Manage Products
      #YDES: Application description
      #~~~ Worklist View ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      #XTIT: Table view title
      worklistViewTitle=Manage Products
      #XTIT: Table view title
      #XTOL: Tooltip for the search field
      worklistSearchTooltip=Enter a product name or a part of it.
      #XBLI: text for a table with no data with filter or search
      worklistNoDataWithSearchText=No matching products found
      #XTIT: Table view title with placeholder for the number of items
      worklistTableTitleCount=Products ({0})
      #XTIT: The title of the column containing the ProductID of ProductSet
      #XTIT: The title of the column containing the product's supplier name
      #XTIT: The title of the column containing the product's supplier web address
      tableSupplierWebAddressColumnTitle=Web Address
      #XTIT: The title of the column containing the Price and the unit of measure
      #XBLI: text for a table with no data
      tableNoDataText=No products are currently available
      #XLNK: text for link in 'not found' pages
      backToWorklist=Show Manage Products
      #XTIT: The title of the products quick filter
      #XTIT: The count for the all products quick filter
      #XTIT: The title of the cheap products filter
      #XTIT: The title of the moderate products filter
      #XTIT: The title of the expensive products filter
      #~~~ Worklist Popover Fragment ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      #XTIT: The title of the popover for product dimensions
      dimensionsTitle=Product Dimensions
      #XTIT: Label for the product width dimension
      #XTIT: Label for the product height dimension
      #XTIT: Label for the product depth dimension
      #XTIT: Label for the product weight
      #~~~ Object View ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      #XTIT: Object view title
      #XGRP: Product panel title
      #XFLD: Product category
      # : 361235(undefined())
      #XFLD: Product weight
      #XGRP: Supplier panel title
      # : 931472(undefined())
      mapTitle=Service Map
      #~~~ Footer Options ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      #XTIT: Send E-Mail subject
      shareSendEmailWorklistSubject=<Email subject PLEASE REPLACE ACCORDING TO YOUR USE CASE>
      #YMSG: Send E-Mail message
      shareSendEmailWorklistMessage=<Email body PLEASE REPLACE ACCORDING TO YOUR USE CASE>\r\n{0}
      #XTIT: Send E-Mail subject
      shareSendEmailObjectSubject=<Email subject including object identifier PLEASE REPLACE ACCORDING TO YOUR USE CASE> {0}
      #YMSG: Send E-Mail message
      shareSendEmailObjectMessage=<Email body PLEASE REPLACE ACCORDING TO YOUR USE CASE> {0} (id: {1})\r\n{2}
      #~~~ Add View ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      #XTIT: Add view title
      addPageTitle=New Product
      #XTIT: The titel of the form
      formTitle=Product Information
      #XTIT: The titel of the form group
      formGroupLabel=General Information
      #YMSG: The not found text is displayed when there was an error loading the resource (404 error)
      newObjectCreated=The product {0} has been added
      #~~~ Not Found View ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      #XTIT: Not found view title
      notFoundTitle=Not Found
      #YMSG: The ProductSet not found text is displayed when there is no ProductSet with this id
      noObjectFoundText=This Product is not available
      #YMSG: The ProductSet not available text is displayed when there is no data when starting the app
      noObjectsAvailableText=No Products are currently available
      #YMSG: The not found text is displayed when there was an error loading the resource (404 error)
      notFoundText=The requested resource was not found
      #~~~ Error Handling ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      #YMSG: Error dialog description
      errorText=Sorry, a technical error occurred! Please try again later.