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How to overwrite Translations?

Maik Steinfeld
on 5/17/13, 11:35 AM 2,780 views


i have a problem either with understand or with realising translations in OpenERP.

I would like to overwrite already translated fields in OpenERP.

For Example:

we have the field "Product Manager" in product object. For german it is already translated in de.po in the product module.

So i exported product from language section in Settings, find the right entry and copied it to my own de.po file from my own module.

But it doesn't work.

What is the right way to overwrite already translated fields?

Greets from the baltic sea


On 5/17/13, 12:03 PM


in Line : server/openerp/addons/base/ir/ir_translation.py,66

Here self._overwrite should be True in order to update existing translations.

-- self._overwrite = context.get('overwrite', False)
++ self._overwrite = context.get('overwrite', True)

Thank You.

I'll have a try

Maik Steinfeld
on 5/21/13, 4:21 AM

Do it this way, so it works.. so it is from the bug which links "Serpent Consulting Services", thank you :)

Maik Steinfeld
on 5/21/13, 4:30 AM
Cyril Gaspard (GEM)
On 5/19/13, 10:18 AM


use Internationalization options in your server lunch command, see :


or add appropriate option in your config file, see list of options in file :


(restart openerp server)


I'll have a try also..

Maik Steinfeld
on 5/21/13, 4:22 AM


There exists a branch for v6.0 if that helps : https://code.launchpad.net/~kangol/openobject-server/6.0-translation-update-overwrite

On Launchpad there is a recent bug too : https://bugs.launchpad.net/openobject-server/+bug/1166776


the bug i've also seen, i don't know wether it is meant this way.. seems to be a bug in own translation for own fields..that once imported fields translations are not updated in second update

What is the aim of this branch??

Maik Steinfeld
on 5/21/13, 4:21 AM

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