Starting Language Supplementation


Use the language supplementation function to fill in the gaps in a language that has not been translated completely.

Supplementation actions are client-specific. The languages are supplemented in the client in which you are logged on. If you use multiple clients, you must supplement the languages explicitly in each production client.

You can also access the texts stored in cross-client database tables from all clients simultaneously. The default setting specifies that cross-client tables are supplemented when you are logged on to client 000.


       1.      Go to the language that you want to supplement and choose  or Language ® Supplement Language.

       2.      On the next screen, enter a description of your supplementation. This helps you to recognize the supplementation you have started in the transaction SMLT overview.

       3.      In the center of the dialog box, enter the conditions for selecting the tables you want to supplement. These fields are set with SAP defaults that depend on the logon client, however, you can change them.

Client-specific Customizing tables are subject to special handling during language imports. This has resulted in the following supplementation strategies being created:

·         Combined with RSREFILL (standard setting when logging on to clients other than 000)

·         Combined with Client Maintenance

·         Supplement Only

For more information on these strategies, choose Information on Table Selection in the system, or see the section Customizing Tables.

       4.      Enter a start time and (optional) target server, and then you are ready to supplement the language by choosing Execute. This action schedules a background job that performs the supplementation.

       5.      The overview screen of transaction SMLT creates a supplementation entry for the appropriate language. Choose the corresponding icon to administer and monitor the supplementation.

The overview contains the following icons:

Display supplementation log (in table)

Display job information

Display job log

Restart action, if it has terminated for technical reasons

       6.      The icon at the start of the line indicates the status of the import.

The icons have the following meanings:

The selected table was supplemented without errors.

There were warnings during the supplementation. You can analyze these warnings by displaying the supplementation log. To display the supplementation log, choose  or double-click the name of the supplementation action.

There were errors during supplementation. Analyze them as described above.

The action is scheduled. Choose  to display job information, such as the start time and target server.

The action is currently running.

The action has terminated for technical reasons. To find out the cause of the error, see the job log (choose ).

       7.      The supplementation log gives you detailed information about the tables that have been supplemented.
Each line of the log contains the name, class, description, and other information about a supplemented table. The status, client, and supplementation mode appear first, followed by statistics about how many rows in the table have been processed, inserted, and modified. You can also see a return code.
All tables that have been processed fully are given a status based on the return code. This status is indicated by a green, yellow, or red light.
For information about the meaning of the return codes, display the F1 help for the return code (RC) column.