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resource() Function


resource( key )

Retrieves a string of translated text appropriate for the current user, according to their language preference, by matching a given key with text.


Keyword Type Description



The item paired with each desired translation in your resource bundle.



Usage considerations

If no matching translation is available for the user's locale, the key itself is returned.


resource("city") returns ciudad for es_MX and ville for fr_CA

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Partially compatible

Can be used with Appian Portals if it is connected using an integration and web API.

Offline Mobile Partially compatible

Can be used with offline mobile if it is loaded at the top of the form.

Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible

resource() Function