I've created module and I want to add translations to core_translate database table. I created array with original string and translation in form:

$words = array(
  'MyCustomModule::StringToTranslate' => 'String translation'

and in install PHP file I tried with:

foreach ($words as $source => $translate) {
    $model = Mage::getModel('core/translate');

and with:

foreach ($words as $source => $translate) {
    $model = Mage::getModel('core/translate');
    $model->setData('string', $source);
    $model->setData('translate', $translate);
    $model->setData('locale', 'pl_PL');

but I still get an error. As I see in Mage/Core/Model/Translate it just a simple class.

How can I add my translations into that table?

  • Which error do you have?
    – mbalparda
    Jul 31, 2014 at 15:10
  • I had no method found exceptions for setData() and others setTranslate(), setString(). Aug 1, 2014 at 6:00

1 Answer 1


There is no save() function implemented in translate model and it does not extend from Mage_Core_Model_Abstract so you can not use the model for persisting data. instead you need to use resource model directly like this:

    /* @var $resource Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Translate_String */
    $resource = Mage::getResourceModel('core/translate_string');
    foreach ($words as $source => $translate) {
        $resource->saveTranslate($source, $translate, 'pl_PL', $storeId);

note that $storeId can be either null or int

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