Translate workflow stages

You can provide translations for workflow stage names so the names appear in the language selected for the instance.

Before you begin

The instance must already have Internationalization support installed.

About this task

Language-specific text appears in workflow fields displayed in a list, workflow stage sets, and the workflow editor for users with that language selected. Language-specific text does not automatically appear when displaying stages on a form. To translate stages on a form, add translated text to the workflow field choices.

You can add translated text for any language enabled on the instance. For example, to translate workflow stages into French:

Procedure

  1. Set the interface language to French.
  2. Navigate to Workflow > Workflow Editor.
  3. Open and check out a workflow.
  4. In the title bar, click the menu icon and select Edit Stages.
  5. Edit the Name field for each stage and enter the text to display to French users.

    Do not change the Value field.

  6. Confirm that the workflow stages display the French text.

Result

Alternatively, to translate stages for multiple workflows at once, you can directly edit the Workflow Stages [wf_stage] table. For example, to translate workflow stages from multiple workflows into French:
  1. Set the interface language to French.
  2. In the application navigation filter, enter wf_stage.list.
  3. Edit the Name field for each stage and enter the text to display to French users. Do not change the Value field.