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Short text length in equipment task list,IA01

Hi

Is there a way to increase the text length that can be filled under "Operation Description"? My folks are choked because of the 80 character length and they want that to be to bumped up. Can someone help?

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  • Jan 17, 2017 at 04:44 PM

    Hi,

    On a task list the short text description is limited to 40 characters. It is limited due to database field size - PLPO-LTXA1. For that reason you cannot make it longer. Only option is to use the long text for operations that require longer description.


    -Paul

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    • Former Member

      Is there any workarounds for this? I wanted my users to directly read against and perform the operations as in order which requires much more that 40 characters. Long text isn't intuitive as they need to navigate between screens which increases the time.

  • Jan 18, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    No workarounds are available, and its not recommended to modify your system (this will require changes to task list operations and maintenance order operations).

    Use the long-text - that's what its for...

    PeteA

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    William,

    Even if you did manage the change the task list short-text (not advised), then you would also need to update the order operation short-text to accept this data.

    I wouldn't recommend you try this. Although you could create an OSS Message to SAP to see what they recommend..

    The easy/obvious solution is the long-text.

    PeteA

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      That is quite an inconvenience for end user. What else methods we could adopt? Entering in abbreviated form still doesn't hold any good, which is what being adopted at this moment.

  • Jan 19, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    William,

    Most other clients don't seem to have a major issue with this..

    So why is it "quite a inconvenience for end user"??

    PeteA

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  • Jan 20, 2017 at 01:25 PM

    Hi William,

    I agree with Paul and Peter, the task list is limited to 40 characters. So you must thinking in particulars options, for example and please feel free to add more or tell me your opinions.

    • You can use the sub operation text; I mean your first 40 characters are in the 1° operation 0010 and the rest of 40 characters in the operation 0010 and sub-operation 0010, etc.
    • Use the long-text as Peter told you and may be you can create a new Tab in the order with a task list with 80 characters. (I don't know if you can do list but yes customs fields ) User Fields in Maintenance Order.

    I hope this can help a little.

    Regards,

    Xavier


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