Lookup Tables

A Lookup table is a feature in the AX Cockpit that is used to convert words or phrases into other words or phrases.

The Lookup tables are displayed as a standard table with a key-value structure. The key is the word or phrase from the data to be replaced. The value is the word or phrase to be assigned to the key.

The entries then appear as Lookup table entries in the Translation Packages and the values are then translated into the target language in the Translate App.

While editing you have the same options as with Phrase items.

Lookup Table Example

Applications of Lookup Tables

  1. Translating data field values in multilingual project, if the data is only provided in one language.
  • schwarz → negro (es-CL)
  • schwarz → black (en-US)
  1. Converting data field values to the desired text output, e.g. for aligning values or fixing errors:
  • smart → smartphone
  • textile → textile fabric
  1. Enriching data, e.g. by assigning phrases to data field values that are output in the sentence:
  • black → classic
  • casual → comfortable and tasteful

Settings in Lookup Tables

See Phrases for reference.