SAP change language of the SAP interface after login

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In order to change the default language, the one displayed by default in the SAP login screen, you need to change it through the preferences. If you simply select another language while logging in, it will be applied to the current session only, and you'll have to enter it again the next time you log in.

SAP change language of the SAP interface after login : Logon screen in default language
Logon screen in default language

To definitely change your default language, in the SAP Logon window, go to Options…

SAP change language of the SAP interface after login : Open Options menu in SAP Logon
Open Options menu in SAP Logon

Find the SAP Logon Options => General options, and there change the Language. Also make sure the Use SAP Logon language as default logon screen is checked.

SAP change language of the SAP interface after login : Change default Language in SAP Logon options
Change default Language in SAP Logon options

Apply the change, and restart your SAP Logon as prompted, all active sessions will be closed.

SAP change language of the SAP interface after login : Restart SAP to apply language change
Restart SAP to apply language change

Then, reopen SAP Logon, you should already see the interface in the requested language, and find your SAP server.

SAP change language of the SAP interface after login : SAP Logon in chosen language
SAP Logon in chosen language

The interface is by default in the selected language, and the proposed Logon Language is now the one chosen in Options... menu.

SAP change language of the SAP interface after login : SAP login screen in chosen language
SAP login screen in chosen language

In case the language you'd like to use is not available, check with your system administrator, he might have to install it.

See also – SAP change color per system

How to change language in SAP – update August 2018

SAP change language is simple, provided the language installation in sap has been done by the central team. SAP language settings allow to change the SAP logon language, which is also valid for SAP HANA language. This is how to change SAP language.

How to change sap language from german to english, how to change default logon language in sap ? As German is what language is sap written in, you might want to do a SAP language change to English. Once the sap default language has been changed, the logon language sap will always be that one, this will make SAP change language after login. The SAP default language parameter will also be changed accordingly.

SAP language key are the ISO 639-1 codes.

SAP language table is SMLT, it is the SAP language codes table and SAP logon language table. SMLT is also the SAP transaction code for language import.

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Comments (7)

Leon Roberts, 2018-08-19
Danke das war hilfreich
Margarita Garner, 2018-08-19
Incredibile, ora è il mio turno di provare!
Becites, 2018-08-19
Ja, genau das habe ich gebraucht
Weekking, 2018-08-19
Nem hiszem el, hogy végül megtaláltam a megoldást, régen rémálom volt, most megoldódott
Hans, 2018-11-05
Thank you for the detailed description. Do you know where these language settings are being stored? I would like to roll out the SAP GUI with a predefined language setting, and I'm hoping there is somewhere a configuration file for this.
ybierling, 2018-11-05
Hello Hans, have you tried changing the code page in the saplogon.ini file ? You can force there a language. See more details on file format at https://m.stechies.com/saplogonini-file-format/
Hans, 2018-11-05
Hello Yoann, Sorry, I couldn't make it work. Unfortunately, the description regarding the code page section in Note 99435 is not very specific, and doesn't provide an example.    -1 = default code page is used: 1100    0 to nn = index on the language ID according to the sequence in the selection box in the extended dialog in SAPlogon. I tried different values. But all I got was a "SAP System Message invalid gui connect data" error message.

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