Import translated entity and field text back into an app

This topic applies to Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (on-premises). For the Power Apps version of this topic, see: Import translated table, form, and column

If you have customized entity or field text, such as field labels or drop-down list values, you can provide the users in your organization who are not working with the base language version of your environment with this customized text in their own languages. To do so, you export the text strings for all your customizations so that they can be translated into the languages you use in your organization.

After the translation, you need to import the translated text strings into your environment before users can take advantage of the changes.


  • The file that you import must be a compressed file that contains the CrmTranslations.xml and the [Content_Types].xml file at the root.
  • You can’t import translated text that is over 500 characters long. If any of the items in your translation file are longer than 500 characters, the import process will fail. If the import process fails, review the line in the file that caused the failure, reduce the number of characters, and try to import again. Also note that after you import translated text, you must republish customizations.
  1. Make sure that you have the System Administrator or System Customizer security role or equivalent permissions.

  2. In the solution explorer, on the Actions toolbar, select Import Translations.

  3. In the Import Translated Text dialog box, specify the file that contains the translated text, and then select Import.

  4. When the import is complete, select Close.


Publishing customizations can interfere with normal system operation. We recommend you schedule publishing when it’s least disruptive to users.

Community tools

Easy Translator is a tool that XrmToolBox community developed for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (on-premises). Use Easy Translator to export and import translations with contextual information.


The community tools are not supported by Microsoft Dynamics. If you have questions about the tool, please contact the publisher. More Information: XrmToolBox.

See also

Export customized entity and field text for translation