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2411178 - Translations codes are shown instead of the labels in MDF


On Clicking on the translation beside the labels of any MDF objects, the code is being displayed instead of the name of the language

Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental.


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

Admin Center->Configure Object Definition->Department->Click translation button beside the label



1. Navigate to Admin Center -> Configure Object Definition -> Translations -> Click on ‘Details’ beside the language fields



2. The label is set as the code instead of the name



Please refer to Guide: Implementing the Metadata Framework (MDF)


Change the label to reflect the correct name.

See Also

  • 2079466 - Managing Foundation Object Translations - Employee Central
  • 2901047 How to maintain translation for FOs and GOs - Employee Central
  • 2210145 - Do not see my language label for a translatable field on a MDF object 
  • 2507298 - Label Translations not Reflecting on Fields on MDF Object Definitions 
  • 2238894 - Selectively Hiding MDF translations 
  • 2507298 - Label Translations not Reflecting on Fields on MDF Object Definitions 
  • 2592394 - Translatable field behavior


Translations, MDF, Object Definition, GOLocalizedData, Translations (GOLocalizedData), field, translation, field translation, label translation, language, Success Factors, SF EC, Translations, Object Definition, Metadata Framework (MDF) , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-FOO , Foundation Objects (Organisation, Pay and Job Structures) , LOD-SF-MDF , Metadata Framework , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1611