Locales determine the appearance of the application interface (for example, menu items and button text) and data (for example, date and number formatting) in relation to local preferences. You can set two types of locales:
The product locale is the language and interface alignment control (RTL vs LTR) of the application interface.
The preferred Viewing Locale (PVL) determines how dates, times, and numbers are formatted.
For multilingual objects, the PVL also sets the language used to display the name and description of an object. If an object has multiple translated names and descriptions, the display language is determined as follows:
- The system displays the name and description that correspond to the user's PVL. The BI platform may use a default fallback locale, but it is typically a variation of the user's PVL. For example, if the PVL is French (Canada) and the object does not have a translated name and description in Canadian French, the platform will use French (France).
- If no PVL is set, the platform displays the name and description in the same language as the product locale.
- If options 1 or 2 are not feasible, the platform displays the name and description in the source language of the object.
Setting the time zone will affect when scheduled objects are processed.
Before scheduling objects, check the time zone setting in the BI Launch Pad. The default time zone is local to the web server.