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The Mobile Language determines which language is to be used for the Mobile Devices

  • Mobile Language are configured per Mobile User, so different users can use Mobile WMS in their preferred language
  • You can select from ~16 default Mobile Languages or add your own

Regional formatting

  • Mobile Language also determines the regional format for used for formatting dates etc.

Languages are automatically created

Default languages are automatically created during the installation.

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Mobile Messages

All languages are created but only these have "Mobile Messages" included, as standard.

  • English
  • German
  • Danish 

If a specific translation cannot be found, the English translations will used.

Mobile Messages vs. Device Language Code

Mobile Language relates to the three-letter language codes in base Business Central. 

Device Language Codes is an internal two-letter code, instructing the Mobile App to use it's internal translations.  

Device Language has much more impact on the experience than Mobile Messages


Device Language - Static app translations 

The language used for Main Menu, standard messages, translations for buttons, menus, page headers.

  • This is a resource file deployed to the Mobile Device and requires special tools to edit and deploy

Mobile Messages - Dynamics messages from Business Central

Translations used by the Document Handler codeunits for Mobile Document Types.

  • Only "static" texts are translated, while master and transactional data i.e. Descriptions, Units etc. are displayed as they were entered
  • You can edit Mobile Messages, see below

Error Messages

Unhandled errors and errors thrown by standard BC posting routines, will use the language of the web service tier, regardless of the Mobile Language setup.

Editing Mobile Messages

For each Mobile Language, a set of translation records can exist.

You can edit Mobile Messages for a Mobile language, by using the "Messages"-action.

Translating a language

You can improve the user experience for countries not yet fully supported by creating a new mobile language and open the messages:

You can then create a set of messages from the empty list:

The function "Create Messages" creates a set messages for the selected language code.

If standard Mobile WMS messages do not exist for the language messages are created in English.

Step 1 - Mobile Language Code

Enter a new language code of your choice 

Step 2 - Generate messages

Select the "Messages" -action.

Select the "Create Messages" -action.

The created messages will be in English.

Step 3 - Translation

You can now translate the Mobile Messages to your language.

Login screen

When the Device Language associated to a Mobile User is changed, the mobile device Login Screen will display in this language starting at the second login.

The reason being no user is logged in when still at the login screen, hence it is no way of knowing the associated device language for the user until first login is executed.

It is possible to lock the login screen of a mobile device to always display in a specific language by changing the Mobile Configuration Files


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