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How to make a characteristic invalid / or delimit in a class in SAP EHS

Dear Experts

I would like to know how to make characteristics invalid / how to delimit the characteristics so that they no longer appear in the transaction.

I tried to delete the characteristics, however, it wont allow me to delete them due to assignments.

Thanking you in advance for your time and assistance in helping me resolve my request.

With Kind Regards

Miss Nash Govender

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    Posted on Feb 03, 2014 at 09:20 AM

    Hi Nash,

    as Christoph pointed out, in almost all cases it's not a good idea to delete a class or characteristic. If you don't want users to use it anymore, delete it from the table-based value assignments. It is then not visible anymore in any property tree, yet already maintained data are not lost.


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    • Dear Krishna

      no idea why you would like to hide data. As explained by Ralph: Cg02/CBg02BD is "class/Value assignment type" oriented. If you have one class with many characteristics and you have defined value assignment type you can only display the "Whole" class

      Never ever have seen similar demand in past


  • Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 08:02 PM

    Dear Nash

    I assume we talk about a class in EHS Product Safety. If we talk about a SAP standard class you should never "remove" any characteristic from this class; if we talk abou a customer class and there is data maintained in the history/past: you should not remove it (yes there are optoins to delete the data burt it ois not recommended to do so). If you have are using an ALE scenario: never ever remoce the characteristic; if it is used as part of WWI report or rule sets: the same.

    Why do you would like to "remove" the characteristic?


    PS: Refer to online help for further detaisl about "classes etc.". E.G.

    Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) - SAP Library

    and then use link to: Classification System (CA-CL)

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    • Former Member

      Hi Christoph

      We wanted to "remove" those characteristics so that users will no longer be able see and use it.

      However, after investigating further, I see its difficult to "remove" the characteristics without losing the history.

      Thanks to you and everybody for assisting with my request. I will read through the links and research further.

      Many thanks,



  • Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 01:47 PM

    Hi Nash,

    If you want that a characteristic don't appear when you are enter the values of a property, go to

    'Set Up Table-Based Value Assignment' and in the subactivity 'Set Up Table-Based Value Assignment'

    Here you can make a characteristic non-editable, and if you delete an entry the characteristic is hidden.

    It is not necessary to delete the characteristic from its class.



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