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Changing text labels


Every organization has its own internal domain dictionary and preferences for how information is labeled. Fortunately, Salesforce provides the Translation Workbench as a mechanism for overriding labels for managed packages.

NOTE: Organizations can use Salesforce's Translation Workbench to provide multi-language support.

To enable the translation, the administrator needs to set the default language for the user.

Step 1: Enable Translation Settings

  • Navigate to Setup.
  • Use the Setup Quick Find box to search for "Translation Workbench", then click the Translation Settings link.
  • Click the Enable button.
  • Click the Add button.
  • Select the Language (English to override the defaults).
  • Search and add a user to enable as a translator.
  • Click the Save button.

Step 2: Edit the Managed Package Label

  • Navigate to Setup.
  • Use the Setup Quick Find box to search for "Custom Labels", then click the Custom Labels link.
  • Click on the name of the custom label that you want to open.
  • In the Local Translations / Overrides related list:
    • Click the New Local Translations/Overrides button to enter a new translation.
    • Click the Edit link next to a language to change a translation.
    • NOTE: If you click Delete, Salesforce confirms that you want to delete, then removes the translation from the custom label.
  • Select the Language you are translating into.
  • Enter the Translation Text.
    • NOTE: This text overrides the value specified in the label's Value field when a user's default language is the translation language.
  • Click Save.

TIP: Which Label Do I Override?

You may find it confusing to decide which label to override for your usage, but there's an easy way to determine which label goes where (use the screenshot below as a reference):

  • In the Categories column, all the labels for this app contain "enosix" at the beginning of each label.
  • After that is the name of the component they're assigned to.
  • Look at the component after you've saved your override to confirm that the change is complete.