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Author's profile photo Jerry Wang

Change UI Text Configuration via Language Adaptation and how it works under the hood

I was asked by one partner that it is expected to adapt the label of “New” button into “Add”, and change the text of first menu item from “Add” to “From Contact”.
Here below is detail step how to achieve this requirement.
1. Work center Administrator, General Settings->Language Adaptations:
Create a new Language Adaptation:
Select the Work center view where the button and menu item resides in:
Click Edit button and then click button “Collect Texts”:
2. Now you could do actual text adaptation. Do filtering by “New” keyword and restrict UI Element Type to only display Button to avoid too many items with Source Text equals to “Add”. Since there are lots of “New” button defined within this work center view, so you have to also use column “UI Short Name” to identify the very button in Contact OWL toolbar.
Replace “Add” with “From Contact” as well.
Write down the ID of this text for later usage: igVref5FuaY1LnI6tdBKZm

How Text adaptation works under the hood

In the runtime the adapted text works as expected.
Neither the original text shipped by SAP nor the adapted text is directly bound to menu item. Instead, there is a binding existed to connect an instance of UI text pool with the text property of menu item.
Copy the source code of COD_Account_TI from HTTP response in the network tab of Chrome development tool and search by ID igVref5FuaY1LnI6tdBKZm:
One entry for text pool instance found:
And in the runtime, we can see the text property of menu item is bound to this text pool instance:

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      Author's profile photo Alexander Wernecke
      Alexander Wernecke

      Thanks, great blog!

      Author's profile photo Francisco Ruiz Garcia
      Francisco Ruiz Garcia

      Dear Jerry,

      now, with 1911 release, we can´t change a field label as in HTML5 we did it. How can we identify the proper textUuid we want to change if there are duplicates searching for the field label?

      For example, I want to change the label "Created by" to "Reported by" into the ticket´s header fields. If I search for this label, 8 results are displayed and I can´t identify the textUuid I need to change.

      Thanks in advance.

      Author's profile photo Risa Laventhen
      Risa Laventhen

      Thanks Jerry, this article was very helpful!