How to configure languages and enable language preferences for HCL Connections

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Problem Description

Problem 1: By default, HCL Connections is displayed in the language of the web browser being used. However, you want to set it up so that a user can explicitly configure the language in which Connections is displayed.

Problem 2: Change the languages in which HCL Connections is available

Solution with Websphere Commandline Interface

Problems 1+2:

  1. Search the HCL Connections documentation for the steps to solve your problem.
  2. Start the wsadmin commandline interface as administrator. ATTENTION: All commands for the commandline interface are case sensitive!
  3. Activate the relevant Jython script.
  4. Check out the relevant HCL Connections configuration XML file.
  5. Open the HCL Connections configuration XML file and edit the parameters. ATTENTION: Make sure you don’t accidentally violate the XML schema, e.g. by forgetting to close a tag or a quotation mark.
  6. Check in the configuration file again.

Solution with Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT)

Navigate to Administration – General, subsection Language Selector. There you can see whether the language preferences are enabled, which the default language is, and which languages are available.

After editing the parameters, a confirmation popup summarizes the changes and allows you to enter a comment. All changes, comments, and who made them, are logged by the CAT application.

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