Localizing Oracle Business Intelligence Deployments
Localizing Oracle Business Intelligence
Oracle Business Intelligence is designed to allow users to dynamically change their
preferred language and locale preferences. This chapter contains the following topics
on how to configure Oracle Business Intelligence Applications for deployment in one
or more language environments besides English:
Section B.1, "Process of Maintaining Translation Tables for Oracle BI"
Section B.2, "About Translating Presentation Services Strings"
Section B.3, "Changing the Default Currency in Analytics Applications"
B.1 Process of Maintaining Translation Tables for Oracle BI
The Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation layer supports multiple translations for
any column name. When working with Oracle BI Answers or rendering a dashboard,
users see their local language strings in their reports. For example, English-speaking
and French-speaking users would see their local language strings in their reports.
There are two kinds of application strings requiring translation in Oracle Business
Metadata strings are analytics-created objects in the Oracle Business Intelligence
repository such as subject areas, metrics, and dimensions.
Presentation Services objects are end-user created objects such as reports,
dashboards, and pages. Translations for Presentation Services strings are stored in
the XML caption files. For more information on accessing these strings and
changing the translations, see Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services
This process includes the following tasks:
Section B.1.1, "Upgrading Oracle Business Intelligence Seed Data for Non-English
Section B.1.2, "Externalizing Customer Metadata Strings"
Section B.1.3, "Adding Custom Translations to the W_LOCALIZED_STRING_G