Translations facilitate display of data and metadata in a regional language. Unlike translations for dimensions (a column is specified in the relational table that contains the translation for members of an attribute hierarchy), in the cube translations are specified for the cube metadata objects.
To create a new translation for the Adventure Works DW cube, do the following:
Click the Translations tab in the cube editor. Similar to the Perspective view, the left column shows the names of all the metadata objects in the default language. There is another column that indicates the object type, which indicates Caption because defining translations for a cube is only providing translated names for the metadata object names.
Right-click in the Translation window pane and select New Translation. You can also create a new translation using the icon in the toolbar. The Select Language dialog box appears. Select French (France) as the language. You now have a new column where you can provide the translations of each object (measure, display folders, dimension name, attribute names). If you know French or you want to key in the translations in a language of your choice, you can do so. If you want to experiment with French you can specify the French translations, as shown in Figure 6-32. You can define translations for each metadata object in the cube such as measure names, measure group names, dimension names, perspective names, as well as calculated member names.
Deploy the project to Analysis Server.