Calling Up a Worklist

For background information on the worklists and their structure, see Worklists.


You can only call up a worklist once the following criteria have been satisfied:

·        The system in which you want to translate has been fully set up for translation. For more information, see Setting Up and Coordinating Translation (BC-DOC-TTL), especially Maintaining the Translation Environment.

·        At least one evaluation run has taken place. For more information, see Working with the Translation Planner.

·        At least one package that contains objects relevant for translation has been assigned to you in transaction SLWA. For more information, see Package Assignment.

·        You know the worklist number. Check with your translation coordinator if you do not know the worklist number,

We also recommend that you define your translator settings in accordance with our recommendations before you call up a worklist. For more information, see Worklist Settings.



       1.      Call up transaction SE63, and choose Worklist ® Standard Worklist.

The system displays the Worklist: Query - User parameters dialog box (check) The system displays your User name, Source and Target languages, and the Worklist number (for a standard worklist, this number should be 1).

       2.      Check that all the information in this dialog box is correct. If your translation coordinator has informed you that the worklist number is different than 1, enter the correct worklist number.

       3.      Choose Enter.

The system displays the worklist screen, containing the worklist tree. If you have never called up a worklist before in this system, the worklist tree contains no objects for you to translate yet.

       4.      Now place your cursor in the correct position on the worklist tree as follows:

Ў        If you want to translate objects of all object types in your worklist, place your cursor on the root of the worklist.

Ў        To call up objects from one specific object group in your worklist (e.g. you want to concentrate on ABAP texts today), place your cursor on the object group in question.

Ў        To call up objects of one specific object type in your worklist (e.g. you want to translate data element texts today), expand the correct object group (in this example Repository texts) and place your cursor on the object type in question.

       5.      Choose Get Worklist.

The Worklist: Query - User parameters dialog box appears, displaying your User name, Source Language and Target Language, and the Worklist number.

       6.      In the Package field you can make one of the following entries:

Ў        To call up objects belonging to one specific package in your worklist, enter its name, such as FBAS

Ў        To call up all packages whose names begin with a specific string, make a generic entry, such as STR*

Ў        To call up packages belonging to all packages assigned to you, enter *.

       7.      In the field Maximum number of objects per object type, you can also define the size of your worklist. The default setting is 25, which means the system calls up 25 data elements, 25 messages, 25 domains, etc. in your worklist.

We recommend that you call up a worklist for one package and a maximum of 25 objects per object type. This keeps system performance to an optimum and enables you to translate objects that logically belong together (and possibly appear on the same screen for the end user) at the same time.

       8.      Now choose Enter.


The system fetches objects that meet the following criteria and places them in your worklist for you to translate:

·        Belong to the package(s) that you specified

·        Contain at least one text line that requires processing (1 new or 1 modified line).

The system does not fetch objects that are 100% translated in a worklist, unless you have defined your worklist settings to enable this. If you need to call up an object that is 100% translated, you can also call it up directly. For information on how to do this, see Translating Objects Directly.

To display the objects to translate in your worklist, you need to expand the tree structure.

Objects requiring translation appear under their respective object type and appear alphabetically according to their technical name. You can sort the objects according to other criteria (e.g. objects with the largest total number of text lines appear first). Choose Utilities а Sort and define how you want to sort the objects in the dialog box that appears. Objects still appear under their respective object type, but sorted according to the criteria you specified.

See also:

Calling Up a Worklist for OTR Objects

Resetting a Worklist

Translating Objects via a Worklist

Releasing Objects from a Worklist

Leaving a Worklist