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Dashboard Translation (CX)

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About Dashboard Translation

Have you ever wanted to share a dashboard with a client or colleague who spoke another language? You can translate all the content in your dashboard that doesn’t translate automatically.

Translating Dashboard Labels

Qtip: Make sure your dashboard is customized before you translate it!
  1. Click the settings icon.
    Button that says Settings and has a gear icon
  2. Go to the Label Translation tab.
    The Translation tab along the left inside the dashboard settings
  3. Choose whether you’d like to use a CSV or TSV file.
  4. Click Export.
  5. In the CSV, enter the translations for each of the labels under the appropriate column. For example, to add Latin American Spanish translations, use the ES column. Please do not edit anything in the entitiId or entityKey columns.
    image of the label translation csv file exported from qualtrics. a translation is in the ES-ES column for a European Spanish translation

    Qtip: See the List of Language Codes for a guide to each two-letter column.
  6. Save your file as a CSV with UTF-8 encoding, or as a TSV.
  7. Click Select a File and select your CSV or TSV file.
    The Choose a File and Upload buttons located lower on the Label Translation tab
  8. Click Import the file.

When the translation is done, a message will appear that says Translations updated successfully.

Qtip: If you’re having trouble uploading your file, see CSV / TSV Upload Issues.

Translating CX Dashboard Filters

Qtip: This functionality is being gradually rolled out starting October 6, 2021.

Dashboard page filters are translated a little differently from other dashboard elements. First, it’s important to note that the name of the filter is included in the main dashboard translation instructions. But when it comes to your filter values, you need to translate those in a separate workflow we’ll described below.

Example: This dashboard has a department filter. The filter’s name, “My Department Filter,” is included in the process described in this linked section. The filter’s values, such as Sales, Support, Operations, Finance, and so on, are translated in a separate process we’ll describe below.
  1. Go to your dashboard Settings.
    Button that says Settings and has a gear icon
  2. Go to the Dashboard Data tab.
  3. Click Actions.
  4. Select Data Translation.
  5. Choose a file type (CSV or TSV) and click Export to get an example file.
    Image of new window that opens once data translations is selected
  6. Open the file in a spreadsheet editor on your computer.
  7. Add your translations to their corresponding language column. Here are some general tips:
    • See the List of Language Codes page for guidance about each language column.
    • Follow the file’s exact formatting for creating your translations.
    • Use the English column (EN) as a guide.
    • Copy and paste to ensure formatting is correct. Do not delete or rearrange the columns, as this will cause the import to fail and translations to be lost.
    • Do not delete the strings of numbers and letters – these are internal IDs that identify the parts of the dashboard you are translating.
  8. Save your file as a CSV file with UTF-8 encoding or as a TSV.
    Warning: Once you’ve saved the file, do not open it again as this could cause you to lose formatting for any special characters.
  9. In the product, click the Choose a file button and select your translation file.
    Image of new window that opens once data translations is selected
  10. Click Upload.
  11. Make sure to Save your dashboard data.
Qtip: The recode values of dashboard fields will no longer appear in JSON format in this file; instead they’ll appear as rows in the spreadsheet, making it easier to add translations for each value.

Other places to export & import data translations in the dashboard

You can also upload translations for the fields mapped in your dashboard by going to the Translation tab of your dashboard’s settings.

Translation tab of the survey. Translation type is set to data translation. There is a section on the page for exporting a translation file and another section for importing it

Make sure to change the Translation type to Data translation before exporting or importing your file.

The file setup and restrictions described above also qualify when importing your file through the Translations tab.

Troubleshooting Translations

It is important to include all language columns every time you upload a new translation. If you leave a column blank, you will delete that translation.

For additional help, check out the CSV/TSV Upload Issues page.

Qtip: If you would like to delete a translation, contact Qualtrics Support.

Viewing Translated Dashboards

The people you share the dashboard with have to make sure they set their account to the correct language before they’ll be able to see the translated dashboard.

Here’s how to set your account language:

Account Settings menu expands on the Account Settings page

  1. Click the account settings icon.
  2. Click Account Settings.
  3. Adjust the Change Language dropdown.
Qtip: Want to test how your translation will look? You can always change your account’s language back when you’re done!