Multilingual Metadata Structures

The metadata structure is always specific to the document vault and the vault can have a multilingual metadata structure. For example, the following elements of the metadata structure can be translated:

  • names of classes and class groups
  • names of object types
  • names and values of value lists (for instance meeting types)
  • names of property definitions
  • names of user groups and named access control lists
  • names of workflows and their states
  • names of views

The default setting for value lists is that the contents of the value list are not translated. If you want to translate the contents of the value list, meaning the actual values, complete the following steps:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files server.
  3. Expand Document Vaults.
  4. Expand a vault.
  5. Expand Metadata Structure (Flat View) and then select Value Lists.
    Result:The Value Lists list is opened in the right pane.
  6. Double-click the value list that you want to edit.
    Result:The Value List Properties dialog is opened.
  7. Open the Advanced tab.
  8. Enable the option The contents of this value list can be translated.
  9. Click OK to close the Value List Properties dialog.
The contents of the selected value list can now be translated.