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2718913 - Adding multiple languages for selected sets | Short Text translation problem


The selected set is not translated when user logs in with a different language than the one the selected set short text is created in.

For example:

  • The short text of selected set is maintained in English.
    EN st.png
  • When the user logs in with German language, the short text of the selected set is still displayed in English. 
    DE st.png
  • The option 'Choose languages' in menu 'Utilities' is also grayed out in transaction QS51, QS53.

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  • SAP ERP Quality Management (QM)
  • SAP R/3
  • SAP R/3 Enterprise
  • SAP ERP Central Component
  • SAP Enhancement package for SAP ERP
  • SAP Enhancement package for SAP ERP, version for SAP HANA
  • SAP S/4HANA, on-premise


SAP ERP Central Component all versions ; SAP ERP all versions ; SAP R/3 Enterprise all versions ; SAP R/3 all versions ; SAP S/4HANA all versions ; SAP enhancement package for SAP ERP all versions ; SAP enhancement package for SAP ERP, version for SAP HANA all versions


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