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3258925 - Workflow Rules: Using Formula Editor With Another Language


When creating a workflow rule calculation while logged in with any language other than English, you run into errors. When you create the same calculation with English login, there is no issue.


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Reproducing the Issue

The reproduction can vary strongly, however, an example below:

  1. Login to the system with any language that is not English
  2. Go to the Administration work centre
  3. Go to the Workflow Rules view
  4. Create New
  5. Maintain: any description, the relevant BO (note: formulas are not available for all BOs), any timing (as per your needs)
  6. Enter any conditions as required (as per your needs)
  7. In step 3 'Define Actions', select: Field Update
  8. Click 'Add' and select the relevant field as needed (note: formulas are not available on all fields, select for example an amount field, or a date, or date/time field)
  9. For 'Update Type', select: Formula
  10. Add any formula
  11. When you click 'Ok', or 'Syntax Check' you receive a syntax error.
  12. Repeat the same steps (with the same formula) with English logon: no issue.


This is a known limitation: the Formula evaluation doe not work for non-EN languages.


When creating workflow rule formulas, always logon with English.

There is currently a new feature request pending asking to change this behaviour. If you would like to vote, please check request ID: 291771, or go to the link:

See Also


Formula, calculation, syntax error, Spanish, , KBA , LOD-CRM-WKF , Workflow , Product Enhancement


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