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Enumeration Caption for Export Mapping

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When mapping an enumeration attribute in an export mapping, it’d be great to have the option to export the caption for that enum value instead of the internal key.

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@Boris Could you explain more in detail how you do this?

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@Joost: I create a JAVAACTION (unfortunately one for every enumeration) that takes the enum_key as input and a locale string and returns the language instance of the caption….

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@Joost Sometimes yes. For example when the Caption is a friendly name for a thing, the special character replacement done by the runtime to name the internal keys makes the values harder for the consumer to process. I think it would make sense to have the option to export the caption per enumeration attribute (you’re certainly right that not all enums would make sense to translate) with a “default language” to fall back on if the language is not specified, or even a way to provide the language as an additional request param i.e. &lang=en_US

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I guess you currently write a conversion microflow that does this?

If you export the caption, it will change based on the user’s language. Do you want that?

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