Change language

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It has been discussed before but is it possible in code or microflow to logout, change language and login again from one button to get the same effect as a single language-switch button?
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Unfortunately, reloading the client alone does not seem to be sufficient to refresh the user language. The user still has to logout and log back in.

We can get a microflow to change the language, logout the user with a java action, and redirect to the front page but.... if only we could log a user back in automatically, the problem would be solved. I guess that's not possible because of passwords though.

I'll submit a feature request for real-time language changing.

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so; it's five years later now. Is there a nice and clean solution for this use case? :)

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Hmm it would become a bit hacky but maybe a MF trigger which changes the users language, and than open a form with an url redirector widget to index.html might work?

I'm not sure whether you need to login and logout to apply a new language, or just reload the client...

* update * new sessions can be created in java (without knowing the password) using:

IContext c = <some(sudo)context>;
IUser user = Core.getUser(c, username);
return Core.initializeSession(c, user, <null or existing session>, <locale string or empty string>);
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what was the final resolution here? I have also filed a feature request (#8143)

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If this works why not add it to a default theme? A combobox with available languages. We will inform you about the results.

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A possible workaround for the anonymous part of site is: run 2 Mendix services on separate ports. Redirect www.myportal.com/en/ to port 8080 and www.myportal.com/nl/ 8081 (Sample values). Deploy two identical models, only change the default language. Of course you can deploy more languages. Both use the same database.

Insert a menu or button English/Dutch on every page (probably in the theme) that redirects to the other site. URL Redirector can be used.

Still searching for the part after one is logged in....

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