How to translate/rename custom labels and fields in managed packages

We often hear the question of how you can translate or rename custom labels and fields in the installed applications. Because usually, you can hardly change anything in managed packages. But still, it is possible!

Because usually, you can hardly change anything in managed packages. But still, it is possible!

We created that post and short video instructions on how you can change custom labels and even custom field labels.

Translate/Rename Custom Labels

Custom Labels installed as part of a managed package cannot be edited or deleted. You can only override the existing translations.

Translations for custom labels define what text to display for the label’s value when a user’s default language is the translation language.

First of all, make sure you have Translation Workbench enabled in Setup – Translation Language Settings.

To translate or rename custom labels, go to Setup – Create – Custom Labels.

Filter the list by package name to quickly find appropriate labels.

Filter the list by package name to quickly find appropriate labels

Open custom label record by clicking on the name and choose the “New Local Translations/Overrides” button.

Open custom label record by clicking on the name and choose the “New Local Translations/Overrides” button.

Select the language you are translating into and enter the Translation Text. This text overrides the value specified in the label’s Value field.

You can also edit or delete your local translations/overrides.

Video instruction

Translate/Rename Custom Field Labels

Custom Field Labels, Field Sets, Button and Links, etc. that are installed as part of managed packages cannot be deleted or edited. You can only override labels to add the new label value or the translation you would like to use.

To change custom field labels, go to Setup – Translation Workbench – Override.

  • Select a package.
  • If you have items to override in more than one language, select a language.
  • Select a setup component that you want to change (action, button, custom field, filed set, etc.)
  • Select an object and aspect.
  • Double click in the override column to enter a new value. Save.
change custom field labels instructions

Watch the video

Ideas Enterprise Updates + 5 Ways to Improve your business using Ideas!

Hello dear Friends!

We have some minor but rather valuable and useful updates for our AC Ideas Enterprise component.

The first one concerns the voting option. In response to your request, last time we added an option to block voting for ideas with a certain status. And now we are releasing an improvement for this option – you can choose more than one status to disable voting for.

So if you have several statuses for ideas that you want to block voting for (for example, rejected and accepted), you can now easily provide this ability, or in this case better to say DISability, in the Ideas Settings – Zone Settings.

First, enable the “Disable voting for certain statuses” checkbox, and then choose one or more statuses for which ideas voting will be disabled.

And that’s all!

Another improvement was made for Email Templates. Many of you have more than one community with Ideas in your environments. 

Now you will be able to modify different email notifications for the different communities where the Ideas component is used. 

Enable notifications for multiple communities in the Ideas Settings – General Settings, and configure email templates.

Simply clone the prebuilt email template for Ideas Enterprise.

Add the name of the community into the template label. And don’t forget to provide your community domain into the template body.

The detailed information you can always find in our User Guide which is available on the AppExchange.

If you are still not sure how to use AC Ideas Enterprise for your business, here are five ways you can improve your business using Ideas!

1. Process Improvement

Implement the Ideas for your employees and let them help you to improve their working process by themselves. 

2. Products Opportunities and Improvement

Let your customers and employees generate new and unique ideas and they will help you to get new product opportunities and existing product improvements!

3. Service Improvement

Ask your customers directly about their opinions and they will give you the most valuable feedback! Thus, your service can not only be highly profitable but also help significantly to improve customer satisfaction.

4. Marketing Campaigns

When you have lost your creativity, you need to get as many ideas as possible and find those fresh ideas that you might not have thought of yourself. So, if you’re looking to start new marketing campaigns, it’s a great idea to ask others for ideas.

5. Collaboration and Sharing

If you have multiple offices and locations, using Ideas is a great way for facilitating interesting collaboration in your teams and for quick and effective sharing of best practices among colleagues.

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