how to customize "Search Catalog" hint text in catalog search field

Document ID : KB000012536
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

In catalog UI ,  Home -> Requests  ,  in Search field ( please see the screenshot below )  , it has ‘Search Catalog’ hint text there  .  This text can be reworded/customized  to something else  based on the customer's need .    For example ,  some customer sites would like to have "Search Catalog" hint text be displayed as local language instead of English words 'Search Catalog' here  :

change_Search Catalog_text.gif

 

Question:

Is that possible to change/customize  the words ‘Search Catalog’  to something else  that the customer wants  ? 

Environment:
service catalog 12.8 , 12.9 , 14.1
Answer:
The "Search Catalog" hint text is from catalogbrowse.xml under USM_HOME\view\webapps\usm\locale\icusen\request\ . 
 
do following to customizing catalogbrowse.xml to change the hint word "Search Catalog"  to what you would like :

1)  locate catalogbrowse.xml under USM_HOME\view\webapps\usm\locale\icusen\request\ 

2)  copy this catalogbrowse.xml and copy it into USM_HOME\filestore\custom\locale\icusen\request\  ( Note : if you already has customized catalogbrowse.xml in this folder ,  then you can just add the new modification into  the exisiting customized catalogbrowse.xml here ).

3) then modify the catalogbrowse.xml  under USM_HOME\filestore\custom\locale\icusen\request\ :

change :

  <search_catalog>Search Catalog</search_catalog>
 
to what you want

4) stop catalog service

5) go to USM_HOME\view\translets\ folder and delete all those translet files under this folder

6) restart catalog service