Translate/Rename Custom Labels and Fields in Managed Packages: A Step-by-Step Guide

The question of how to translate or rename custom labels and fields in installed in the Salesforce Experience Cloud site AppExchange applications is a common one, especially since there is typically limited flexibility in making changes to managed packages. However, it is indeed possible to do so! To address this, we have put together a blog post and brief instructional video detailing how you can modify custom labels and even custom field labels.

Translate/Rename Custom Labels

To start, let us provide a definition of managed packages. Essentially, a managed package serves as a bundle containing all the components of a Salesforce application, and it serves as a means for installing applications within Salesforce organizations. These packages contain components necessary for the proper functioning of your application. For instance, if you want push notifications to work, you must install the Mobile Publisher managed package in your Salesforce-licensed organizations.

Custom Labels that are installed as part of a managed package cannot be edited or deleted due to the restrictions of managed packages. However, you can still override the existing translations for these labels.

To provide translations for custom labels, you need to enable the Translation Workbench feature in the Salesforce Setup menu, under Translation Language Settings.

Translations for custom labels determine what text to display for the label’s value when a user’s default language is set to the translation language. To override existing translations, go to Setup – Custom Labels and select the appropriate package. From there, you can filter the list of labels and make the necessary changes to their translations.

Custom Labels

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

custom labels

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.

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Video Instruction on How to Translate/Rename Custom Labels and Fields in Managed Packages installed in Experience Cloud Site

Translate/Rename Custom Field Labels

If you have installed custom field labels, field sets, buttons, or links as part of a managed package, you may find that you cannot edit or delete them. However, you can override these labels to add new label values or translations.

To change custom field labels, navigate to Setup and select Translation Workbench, then click on Override.

Next, choose the package that contains the labels you want to modify.

If you need to make overrides in multiple languages, select the appropriate language from the list.

Select the setup component you want to change, such as an action, button, custom field, or field set, and then choose the relevant object and aspect.

Finally, double-click on the override column and enter the new value you want to use for the label. Don’t forget to save your changes!

change custom field labels instructions

Watch the Video Instruction

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    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!

    Ideas Enterprise Updates

    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.

    Enable notifications for multiple communities

    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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