Workflow Actions Titles in Arabic


I can imagine the feeling of SharePoint Developers when they start designing workflows using SharePoint Designer for SharePoint sites using Arabic language pack Open-mouthed smile, they will be confused and lost with these literally weird translated actions!!, some of them will open two designers, one with English site, and the other with Arabic site to compare the actions names and make sure that the action “تعيين سير العمل إلى متغير” is the same action “Set Workflow Variable” , I don’t really know why actions titles have been translated into these weird stuff!! but to be honest, I don’t know what’s the best Arabic translation for these actions, because all of these terms are very technical and unfortunately we don’t have a solid unified technical dictionary in our Arabic language community.

To make it easier for developers including myself, I listed all the SharePoint Designer Workflow Actions and their categories in Arabic and English as a reference for future needs.

Action (English) Action (Arabic)
Add a comment

إضافة تعليق

Add Time to Date

إضافة وقت إلى التاريخ

Do Calculation

تنفيذ للحساب

Log to History List

التسجيل إلى قائمة المحفوظات

Pause for Duration

إيقاف مؤقت للمدة

Pause until Date

إيقاف مؤقت حتى التاريخ

Send an Email

إرسال بريد الكتروني

Set Time Portion of Date/Time Field

تعيين جزء الوقت الخاص بالحقل التاريخ/الوقت

Set Workflow Status

تعيين حالة سير العمل

Set Workflow Variable

تعيين سير العمل إلى متغير

Stop Workflow

إيقاف سير العمل

List Actions

إجراءات القائمة

Core Actions

إجراءات أساسية

Check In Item

إيداع عنصر

Check Out Item

سحب عنصر

Copy List Item

نسخ عنصر قائمة

Create List Item

إنشاء عنصر قائمة

Delete Item

حذف عنصر

Discard Check Out Item

تجاهل عنصر السحب

Set Content Approval Status

تعيين حالة الموافقة على المحتوى

Set Field in Current Item

تعيين حقل داخل العنصر الحالي

Update List Item

تحديث عنصر القائمة

Wait for Field Change in Current Item

انتظار تغيير الحقل في العنصر الحالي

Task Actions

إجراءات المهمة

Assign a Form to a Group

تعيين نموذج إلى مجموعة

Assign a To-do Item

تعيين عنصر مهام

Collect Data from a User

تجميع البيانات من مستخدم

Utility Actions

إجراءات الأداة المساعدة

Extract Substring from End of String

استخراج السلسلة الفرعية من نهاية السلسلة

Extract Substring from Index of String

استخراج السلسلة الفرعية من فهرس السلسلة

Extract Substring from Start of String

استخراج السلسلة الفرعية من بداية السلسلة

Extract Substring of String from Index with Length

استخراج السلسلة الفرعية للسلسلة من الفهرس مع طول

Find Interval Between Dates

البحث عن الفاصل بين التواريخ

Add List Item Permissions

إضافة أذونات عناصر القائمة

Inherit List Item Parent Permissions

توريث الأذونات الأصلية لعناصر القائمة

Remove List Item Permissions

إزالة أذونات عنصر القائمة

Replace List Item Permissions

استبدال أذونات عنصر القائمة

Send Document to Repository

إرسال مستند إلى مستودع

Document Set Actions

إجراءات مجموعة المستندات

List Actions

إجراءات القائمة

Delete Drafts

حذف المسودات

Delete Previous Versions

حذف الإصدارات السابقة

End Task Process

عملية إنهاء مهمة

Set Content Approval Status (as author)

تعيين حالة الموافقة على المحتوى (كمؤلف)

Wait for Change in Task Process Item

انتظار تغيير في عنصر عملية المهمة

Wait for Deletion in Task Process Item

انتظار حذف عنصر عملية المهمة

Set Task Field

تعيين حقل المهمة

Rescind Task

إبطال مهمة

Append Task

إلحاق مهمة

Delegate Task

تفويض مهمة

Escalate Task

تصعيد مهمة

Forward Task

إعادة توجيه المهمة

Insert Task

إدراج مهمة

Reassign Task

إعادة تعيين مهمة

Request a Change

طلب تغيير

Send Task Email

إرسال بريد المهمة الإلكتروني

Document Set Actions

إجراءات مجموعة المستندات

Start Document Set Approval Process

بدء عملية الموافقة على مجموعة المستندات

Capture a version of the Document Set

التقاط إصدار لمجموعة المستندات

Send Document Set to Repository

إرسال مجموعة المستندات إلى المستودع

Set Content Approval Status of the Document Set

تعيين حالة الموافقة على المحتوى لمجموعة المستندات

Task Actions

إجراءات المهمة

Start Approval Process

بدء عملية الموافقة

Start Feedback Process

بدء عملية تقديم الملاحظات

Start Custom Task Process

بدء عملية المهمة المخصصة

List Actions

إجراءات القائمة

Declare Record

إعلان كسجل

Undeclare Record

إلغاء الإعلان كسجل

Relational Actions

إجراءات علائقية

Lookup Manager of a User

مدير بحث مستخدم


For the Memory of Gaza… Too Young To Die..


This is a volunteery efforts to create a Web-Based Data Visualization for all the Palestinian martyrs during the last 62 Years, as a beginning we are extracting the information about the 352 Killed Children during the last Attack on GAZA by the Israeli occupation forces depending on the “Defense for Children International Web Site” reports, in addition to the photos if it’s available, and then uploading it to CreatePivot site.

Initially we have uploaded data about 120 innocent children killed in their homes between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009.

First of all you have to install the Silverlight Technology Plugin from here if you don’t have it, then you can view the Visualized Information here.


We will continue updating the database in the upcoming weeks as much as possible.

Thanks Mo’ath Al-Araj for the help.

Palestinian Communities What To Follow – WTF


This is a complimentary post to my pervious one about the Communities and Events in Jordan, to make it shortly, i created a Pivot collection for Palestinian communities to visualize the communities information in Palestine such as Group Name, Web Site, Facebook Page, etc.…

Here is some links that will be helpfull:

Amman Communities & Events WTF

Click Here to View Amman Communities Pivot Collection

CreatePivot Site that am using to create this cool visualization.

To Install SilverLight Technology Plugin, Click Here.

Palestinian Communities Pivot:


Click HereTo View the Palestinian Communities Pivot

Amman Technical Communities and Events WTF


The Boom:

So if you have been living in Amman for the last year, you would have seen a lot of techie movement around; communities’ launchings, sessions and events. Mostly are announced on social media sites like Facebook and twitter.

The huge number of those events every month makes it seem like a boom to a normal person… as they can’t attend all of them, it becomes confusing which one to attend, which eventually leads sometimes to some disappointments for some attendees because they find out that objectives of these events are different than what they expected.

I decided to write this blog post as a guidance for new bios and followers to know “What To Follow” from the Amman communities.

Specialized and Non-Specialized Communities:

First of all, I want to categorize communities in Amman into two categories: Specialized and Non-Specialized Communities.
The specialized community is a group of people who are interested in specific technologies, they focus in their technical sessions on some of those technologies topics, doing a deep dive sessions in monthly/weekly basis into a particular technology stack topics such as Microsoft .NET Platform, the Open Source Technologies, SharePoint Technologies, etc.…

On the other hand, Non specialized community is the group of people who are interested in the “Bigger Picture” of technology topics, such as AmmanTT Community, which is doing monthly sessions every Tuesday talking about a different general topic that is related to the technical world.

What To Follow (WTF):

Now, in order to know more about Amman communities and to know with which community your interests meet, I will list below each community with some details about it, such as : the target audience, social media resources.. etc.…

So all you have to do is to follow the community you are interested in, and you will receive events invitations on a weekly/monthly basis for each user group/community.

Amman Communities Browser:

So in order to view all the Amman Communities, i’ve used the Microsoft Pivot, which is based on SilverLight through the fancy site

Click Here to view the Communities.

Click Here to install SilverLight.


And finally, if you know any new Group/Community around in Amman that is not mentioned here, it would be great if you let me know so that I can update this post to spread the word and get more and more interested people to our communities.

SharePoint Web Part Titles in Arabic


It’s really tough when it comes to Arabic SharePoint Sites customization especially when you start looking for the Arabic translation of web parts such as “Content Editor Web Part” or “Site Aggregator” with all these funny Arabized technical terms anyone will be lost at the beginning, so i listed below the Arabic translation of the frequently used Web Parts titles:


Web Part Title (English) Web Part Title (Arabic)
Chart Web Part جزء ويب للمخطط
Excel Web Access Excel Web Access
Visio Web Access Visio Web Access
Categories الفئات
Relevant Documents المستندات ذات الصلة
RSS Viewer عارض RSS
Site Aggregator عارض المواقع
Sites in Category المواقع في الفئة
Web Analytics Web Part جزء ويب لـ Web Analytics
XML Viewer عارض XML
HTML Form Web Part جزء ويب الخاص بنموذج HTML
InfoPath Form Web Part جزء ويب الخاص بنماذج InfoPath
Content Editor محرر المحتوى
Image Viewer عارض الصور
Page Viewer عارض الصفحة
Picture Library Slideshow Web Part جزء ويب لعرض شرائح مكتبة الصور
Silverlight Web Part جزء ويب Silverlight
My Calendar التقويم
My Contacts جهات الاتصال
My Inbox علبة الوارد
My Mail Folder مجلد البريد
My Tasks المهام
Advanced Search Box مربع البحث المتقدم
Federated Results النتائج المتحدة
People Refinement Panel لوحة تحسين الأشخاص
People Search Box مربع البحث عن الأشخاص
People Search Core Results نتائج البحث الأساسية عن أشخاص
Related Queries الاستعلامات المرتبطة
Search Action Links ارتباطات إجراءات البحث
Search Best Bets البحث عن أفضل الخيارات
Search Box مربع البحث
Search Core Results نتائج البحث الأساسية
Contact Details تفاصيل جهة الاتصال
Note Board لوحة الملاحظات
Organization Browser مستعرض المؤسسة
Site Users مستخدمو الموقع
Tag Cloud مجموعة العلامات
User Tasks مهام المستخدم

So, how did i get the Arabic translation of all these web parts? of course i didn’t test the web parts functionality one by one, actually all the localization information stored in resource files inside the SharePoint 14 Hive Folder, underneath the Resources Folder:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Resources

Inside the following files:

Resource Files Resource Description
SharePoint Core Resources
Visio Services Resources
Excel Services Resources
Office Web Apps Core Resources
InfoPath Forms Services Resources
Content Management Core Resources
SharePoint Search Resources
Chart Web Parts Resources
Organization Browser Resources