Viewing localized data from Analysis Services cubes


We’ve had some customers who are trying to test the translations feature of Analysis Services, which allows names of cube items to be changed based on the user’s locale, and have had difficulty getting the translated captions to show up.

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PerformancePoint Monitoring and Analytics does support this, in the analytic grids and charts (not scorecards yet), but to see the results, don’t forget to change the primary browser language to the one you’d like to see.

With IE 7.0, just changing the Windows Regional Settings is not enough, as the browser settings override those values.

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This shouldn’t happen in a real production environment, as the user probably already has their default browser language set to their primary language already.

Comments (2)

  1. Andrew Sadler says:

    How about in 2010?  i have been trying to do this and PPS is not picking up either the machine's windows settings or Sharepoint's user's regional settings or the browser's language settings.  Whatever is put in, the PPS layer requests to Analysis Services as english US!  Obviously this isnt ideal for pan-european cubes.  Any ideas gratefully received.  Thanks

    Andrew