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Supplementary text VS long text (PMD)

Hi,

Does someone know the difference/advantages of using these document elements in PMDs? They have the same look and feel but the long text "apparently" is not supported.

I was wondering when this has been incorporated due the lack of documentation about them Parameterizable Documentation Basics - Extended Basic Data - SAP Library


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    Apr 29, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Long texts (the oldoriginal ones, type L) have a restricted content size (112 lines with 72 characters each) and have some issues when it comes to storing and printing text that contains line breaks. To remediate these problems, extended texts (type T) were introduced with 4.72 (for use outside of tabular structures) / 6.00. These fields are stored differently, have virtually no size restriction and preserve line breaks. For new documents, you should always use type T. Be aware that you need to use generator version 2 for this, the new texts won't work with generator version 1 (which is no longer supported anyway).

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