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ESS Language Issue in Portal

Hi all,

I am facing issues in all ESS home page framework iviews. Always the home page framework text is shown in English no matter what the user language is. And iview labels, etc. are shown properly in the language set for the user.

Lets say I logged in using French user, I see the workset texts, labels in all iviews etc. in the French language but the home page relevant texts say service description,area description etc., are always shown in English.

When I tried to debug the function module HRXSS_SER_GETMENUDATA from portal with an external break point,I noticed that

SY-LANGU is always passed as English, and this is the reason why the texts are always shown in English.

But when I execute the above function module using SAP GUI, SY-LANGU is properly set,meaning if the user is French, language is given as F and the texts are properly retrieved. This problem occurs only when I access ESS in portal

I have cross checked using SPRO that the Area description, Service Description etc., texts are maintained for English and French languages as well. And also ensured that Language is set to blank for the relevant JCO destinations.

I could not figure out what the issue is and seeking help from the community.




So, usually the Date format is picked from

the Language settings of Portal to determince

the date settings, Let me give you the description on this one.

You can try using Su01 or Portal user profile.



Please have a look at the Note 947081, Now on a broader level

this can be achieved by the Note mentioned above.

the hierarchy of what locale a component will be shown in the portal,

will be :

1)component- if he have a locale define

2)Portal mandatory locale -( that was my suggest)

3)user locale

4)browser locale

5)Portal default locale

6)System locale

Could you please check the language maintained for the JCO Connections,

"SAP_R3_HumanResources and SAP_R3_SelfServiceGenerics " ?

Normally no language should be maintained for the above mentioned JCO's

If you have maintained any language for the JCO's ,kindly put it


- JCO Connection

they should be used with language blank. We just recomend to put a

language here, if everybody in the portal will use this language.

Please set them to blank, especially the connections mentioned in:


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