Multi-Lingual and Global Deployments (Master Data Services)
Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview
Master Data Services supports deployment of components and tools in all languages supported by SQL Server. For more information, see Local Language Versions in SQL Server.
The following table describes the language support for the Master Data Services components and tools.
Component or Tool
Master Data Services Setup
Select the English Setup program when you want the Master Data Services web application to be available and supported in languages that differ from the Setup language. For more information, see the Master Data Services description below.
Master Data Services Configuration Manager
The Setup language determines the Master Data Services Configuration Manager language. For example, if you choose German for the Setup language, Master Data Services Configuration Manager is available in German on that computer.
Master Data Services
When you run Setup in English, the Master Data Services web application is available and supported in all application languages. Master Data Services can display in any of those application languages and accept locale-specific input based on the language preferences of the client web browser. If the language preferences are configured for a non-supported application language, Master Data Services defaults to English.
When you run Setup in a language other than English, resources are included for the all other application languages but it is not a supported scenario for clients to use Master Data Services in a language other than the selected Setup language. If you try to access Master Data Services in a language different from the Setup language, you might experience problems with data display and input in the application.
Master Data Services database
Information in the Master Data Services database is not specific to any locale. This enables Master Data Services to determine how to display information, such as dates and numbers, in the format determined by the language preferences of the client web browser.