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Change length of CHAR 8 > CHAR 14. Possible?


I have CHAR 8 object A (with masterdata and text). This object is Navigation Attribute of Object B.

Object A is not in DSO or Cube. Just object B.

Now I have the requirement to Change length of object A from CHAR 8 to CHAR 14.

Is it necessary to delete all data Targets of InfoObject B in order to delete master data of A and do afterwards a master data deletion?

Or is there no Need to delete masterdata? Just Change the length of A from 8 to 14...and that's it?

Is there an Impact of historical data?

Something to Keep in mind?

Thanks in advance for Input.

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  • Posted on Jul 07, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    Hi Kern,

    Length increment doesn't impact much.

    at dev system, please change A length to 8 and activate it.

    later reactivate object B s well.

    As you said A is not used in DSO/cube then data deletion is not required.

    Lets try to check whether it have any inconsistency thru RSRV.

    Once every thing looks perfect then you can move changes to Qua/prod after getting approval from business.


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    Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 01:53 PM

    Hello Pascal,

    As per my understanding, Changing length of Object A would be fine but the issue is that its bee used as attribute in Object B . So if you change the length of Object A maser data table of Object B will not stay stable.

    In the end you are supposed to activate Object B. which is used in may data target.

    So unfortunately you need to Delete the master data of B , activate object be, reconstruct the definition of master data table of object B and then refill the master data of B.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Maunank Patel.

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