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Why a custom field in table EKKO has no data element?

We found a custom field, e.g., called Z1 in table EKKO, but find it's data element is null in this table even if it's a Char type and length is 50 and also with a description.

We go to SE11 to try to find it's defination by looking for the data element and data type, but neither exists for these two of this field Z1. How this kind of field was defined? And if it doesn't have any data element, how was it be created in table EKKO?

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    Apr 12, 2006 at 06:28 PM

    Hi Kevin,

    Just click the <b>Built-in Type</b> to enter the field type,length & the description directly for any field in the table(SE11).There again the button would change to <b>Data element</b>,click that to enter the data element for the field.Remember you can do only one thing for a field.

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      Hi Kevin,

      You can have either "Built-in Type" button or "data element" button.

      What i meant was,you can create your own data element & attach it to the field or give the field type,length & description there itself with out creating a data element for the field.

  • Apr 12, 2006 at 06:26 PM

    may be they have used <b>built in type</b>.

    Regards

    vijay

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  • Apr 12, 2006 at 06:23 PM

    When you are in SE11, you will see a button 'Data Element/Direct Type'. Click on that and you will see how you can define a field without specifying the data element.

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  • Apr 12, 2006 at 06:26 PM

    That is a customer modification in the standard table.

    We have Z fields in a few standard tables too.

    In tx SE11, inside table go to append struct. and create.. is easy.

    Bye

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  • Apr 12, 2006 at 06:48 PM

    In all probability, you extended the EKKO structure by adding new fields to the INCLUDE structure CI_EKKODB. Go to SE11, enter CI_EKKODB and click change. Once inside, look for the button I mentioned.

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