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jordirovira
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Instructions are written differently in English or Spanish. "Replace" function is "Reemplazar" in Spanish.

Hello,
I program from Spain. When I program, most of the environment is translated into Spanish. That is not a problem.
The problem is that it forces me to use translated functions.
For example, instead of using Replace(....), I have to use Reemplazar(...) (which forces me to learn the names of the functions in Spanish, which for an experienced programmer, is more of a disadvantage than a help).
So far so inconvenient.

 

The problem is that I am encountering errors in the execution of my Flows, because the system tells me that it doesn't understand which function is Reemplazar().


That is, when I am programming the flow it tells me that it doesn't understand Replace() and if I use Reemplazar(), everything is OK.
But when executing, it tells me that it doesn't understand Reemplazar() (and now I have just substituted the function for Replace and it has accepted it).

 

Someone at Microsoft is making programming decisions and clearly has no idea about programming.

Please, we programmers already know the English we need to program, we don't need "help".

 

Anyway: is there any way to make sure that my flows will work, or should I pray that the processor that executes them will understand my functions in Spanish? Is there any way, at the beginning of the flow (or in the environment options), to set the programming language to English?

 

Thanks a lot

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Kristil
Employee
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Hi there,

Thank you for your feedback! Could you tell me the repro steps so that I know where you are experiencing this error? 

Hello, thank you for your help

 

For this to happen, you must have Windows10 set to a language other than English (in my case, it was in Spanish).

 

When you open the programming environment in a browser (flow.microsoft.com), the server recognises the language, and the whole environment appears translated into Spanish.

 

And it's the same as in Excel: the flow functions I'm programming must also be translated. If you need a Replace() function, you must type it as Reemplazar() (the system tells me that it does not recognise the Replace() function).

So far everything seems to work. But when you run the Flow, you get errors like this:

jordirovira_0-1676881042794.png

 


Solution: I have to change the Windows10 language to English. When I go to program, the Reemplazar() function does not recognise it, and it lets me go back to using Replace(). Everything will work correctly.

 

I guess the problem is that my Flow is run by a computer in the Azure cloud, and if this server is configured in English (I guess most of them must be configured like that), it doesn't recognise the translated functions.

 

What could microsoft do to solve this?

Not translate the environment or the functions to the local language (all programmers have a sufficient level of English to program), or that internally all functions are saved in English, or that each action has a parameter of the language in which it has been typed (because you can have started programming in one language, and finish or make changes in another) (there are large projects that take many weeks!)

 

Thanks

Kristil
Employee
Employee

Thank you for additional information. Though your screenshot is with "Send and email notification (v3)" Mail Action, do you mean with any function (screenshot below)? 

You mentioned you are in flow.microsoft.com.

(The language is based off of your Browser languages setting; thus, I'm not sure about your Windows 10 language.) It would help me to know your exact steps before getting to the error message. 

Kristil_0-1677541924967.png

 

@jordirovira I'd like to get this bug reported if you could help provide the exact steps. Thanks.

Hi Kristil

 

Yes, the problem happens with any function, not only email sending.

 

Regarding the language setting, I think I need to correct you. Until now I had Windows configured to translate to Spanish, and also, in the Preferred Languages settings, I had Spanish as the first language in the list (preferred language).

When I encountered this problem, I decided to switch to English, so in Windows I changed the order of this list, and put English first (and left Spanish as the language to display Windows).

From that moment on, in Flow I have been able to enter functions in English (Replace() instead of Reemplazar(), for example).

 

Thanks for your help

@jordirovira is the following correct when you are when you encounter this problem?

  1. Only occurs on Windows 10. (Not a problem for Windows 11)
  2. Windows preferred language is Spanish
  3. You created flows on powerautomate.microsoft.com
  4. The following function input appears in Spanish? (Notice that my screenshot is on Windows 11; thus, I'm not seeing the problem you are describing. However, I want to see if this is the entry point where "Reemplazar" is first entered to be used in your flow)

Kristil_0-1678477889263.png

 

Thank you! 

 

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