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Multilingual Portals

Intrexx portals can be created in multiple languages and switched to a different language in the end device. The language switcher is an additional control in the Design module that can be inserted into a portal layout at any position. In the Portal Manager under the menu item Portal / Portal Properties / Country Settings, you will define the portal-wide defaults for language, date, time, and number formats.


Define the locations here whose formats you like to use. Just click on Edit formats for the selected location.

Time Zone

Here you will define the time zone that will be shown for date values in the portal. This time zone will be used as long as no individual time zone has been entered for a user. In Intrexx, all date values will be saved in the database in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). For display in the browser, the difference between the current time zone and GMT will be added to or subtracted from the current time.


If you move additional languages from the list of Available Languages to the Selected Languages list, they will also be available in the portal for use. You will define the default language via the selection list in the lower area of the dialog.

Global Texts

The content of meta tags and constants for page texts are defined. Just click on Meta tags or Page texts in the left area of the dialog.

Applications and menu items

Multilingual Titles and Values

In the Applications module, you will find the globe icon in the properties of elements, and when editing the menu structure under the properties of menu items.

Clicking the icon will open a dialog in which the titles of elements or menu items can be entered in the various defined portal languages. When the language is switched in the browser, the text will be used for which the currently selected language has been entered.

Multilingual Data Records

In order to show data records in the correct language upon switching languages, the two-digit ISO 639 language code must be entered when composing a data record (such as de for German, en for English). Please take note of capitalization when entering these language abbreviations. The language-dependent display can be controlled by a filter. Here you can find further information on this topic.

Language Adjustment in Applications

In the Extras / Options menu the setting Check application for missing titles can be set on the tabs Applications, Design and Processes. When opening an application, a design or a process it will be checked whether all defined portal languages are supported.

This is the case if for all elements, data fields, etc., titles have been entered in all portal languages. If you have, for example, entered an additional portal language in the country settings, titles will not automatically be entered.

If desired, missing titles can be filled in with titles from one of the other portal languages. To do so, select a portal language by clicking in the column Amend with....

If no title exists in the selected language, the incomplete title will be replaced with an empty string.

In the Applications, Design and Process module, you can search for Elements without titles in one of the defined portal languages in the hints, which correspondingly can be shown in the lower area via the menu View / Hints.

Elements in the Module Applications

The language in which the titles of elements will be shown in the module Applications can be switched via the globe icon in the toolbar. The Default portal language setting will show all titles in the default language.

Exporting and Importing Application Texts

If you are currently using the module Applications, the title and name of all elements in an application can be exported in the form of an XML file. This function can be used in the translation of the portal into other languages. Clicking the menu item Application / Export Texts will create an XML file, which can be saved to a directory of your choice.

In order to edit them, open the XML file with a standard text editor. All elements of the application will be given with their GUID, as with the example below.

<labelcontrol guid="34381F99EBB8C2A53362EE3372D02A76FB04E6DE">
<en>Booking Occasion</en>

The corresponding language can be recognized from the language abbreviations in the brackets. In our example, <en>Booking Occasion</en> stands for the title of the element in English, while <de>Reservierungsgrund</de> corresponds to the German title, which will be shown when changing the portal over to the German language. If you wish to edit a German translation, simply change the title contained between the language abbreviations (such as <de>Old German title</de> to <de>New German title</de>).

The individual elements can be found again in the text editor via their GUIDs. You can find the GUID of an element in the moduel Applications by highlighting the element in question. With the F4 key, the GUID of the element will be shown, as long as the expert options have been activated from the Extras / Options menu. The GUID can be also found in the properties dialog on the Expert tab. Copy the GUID of the element to the clipboard and then use it to find the item in the text editor.

If you have edited the texts of an application, you can refresh the old titles in the application by using the XML file with the Import Texts menu item. Select the XML file that you have previously exported and edited here. After importing the file and saving the application, the texts will be refreshed.


Under Extras / Options, the language of the Portal Manager can be defined. The new setting will go into effect the next time the Portal Manager is started. Additionally, the language can be selected in which multilingual titles will be shown.