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Why isn't localization working? (Troubleshooting LookML Localization)

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Last tested: Nov 25, 2019

  • Step 1: Verify that a locale user attribute exists, a manifest file exists in the project, and that manifest file has a localization_settings parameter.
  • Step 2: Verify that every field/lookml object to be localized has a label, group_label, or description. Localization currently only works on the values in those parameters.image.png
  • Step 3: Verify there is both a <default_locale>.strings file (usually en.strings ) and a <target_locale>.strings file. Important: both files need to contain the strings we want to localize.

For example, if we want to localize id to es id , there needs to be an entry for "id" = "es id" in es_ES.strings, AND an entry for "id" = "id" in en.strings. If there is not a value in both, then nothing will localize.

  • An important note: the strings in both the .strings and labels are case sensitive.


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