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2222723 - How to Change Country Name and Translations - Employee Central


You want to modify the name of a country or the translation without breaking functionality.

Example: You want to change the label for Taiwan from "Taiwan, Province of China" to simply "Taiwan"

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Metadata Framework


Country has been migrated to MDF, which makes it easy to maintain translations from the Admin Center.


In this example we will update the translation for Taiwan in German.

1.  Login as a Administrator user and access Admin Center

2.  Search for "Manage Data" in the Tool Search


3.  Select "Country" in the First drop-down and select the country you wish to modify in the Second drop-down.


4.  Click on "Insert New Record"

5.  Select an Effective Date

6.  Click on the Globe symbol next to the Country field


7.  Enter the desired translation for associated language. In this case, we are updating the translation for Taiwan in the field "Deutsch (German)"


8.  Once you have completed the changes, select Done

9.  Click on Save



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