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2896690 - Country Name is Displayed in Different Language in Purchase Order Form


You have created a purchase order where supplier and buyer are from 2 different countries(e.g. Supplier belongs to country A and Buying company/ship-to location is in country B)

The ship-to country name is showing in a different language in the Purchase Order form.

Note: A and B represents dummy country names.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center
  2. Search for the Purchase Order where the supplier is from country A and ship-to location is in country B
  3. Now select View All and navigate to Output History tab
  4. Select the output form and open the form
  5. The country name B under Ship-to location is displayed in a different language 


The country name must be printed in a way such that the person reading the purchase order can identify all relevant address segments and if necessary fill them into whatever program he/she uses for follow up actions.


  • The country name is printed only if the country of the address and the sender country (mandatory attribute provided by the caller) are different.
  • The country name is printed in the language of the sender's country (supplier country). 


In this case, as sender country/supplier is A and buying country/ship-to is in country B i.e. both are different, thus country name is printed in the language of sender’s country which is A's language.


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