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RENAME A DATA DICTIONARY OBJECT

Hi all,

Can you all please tell me how to rename an data dictionary objects ( like renaming a table or domain or data elements )

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    Dec 26, 2007 at 01:28 PM

    hi,

    As per my knowledge we cant rename the datadict objects as they create definition at both dictionary level and datbase level with the saem name.

    you can do renaming with SQL-oracle

    Use the RENAME statement to rename a table.

    But purely for sap defined tables i dont think any option.

    Regds

    Sivaparvathi

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    Dec 26, 2007 at 01:33 PM

    Its simple yar, nothing to worry.

    step 1: Just open se11(ABAP Dictionary)

    Step 2: Select the object(domain,table,etc) which u want to rename by selecting the appropriate radio button.

    step 3: Then you have a copy button over the tool bar just above on the right most in the tool bar(it is shown like two squares on one another ie..,just beside the delete button which looks like a dustbin symbol).

    step 4: it will ask for a new name, just give the name which u want and press enter or click the ok button.

    Thats all, your data object is renamed. Now u can delete the old object or keep it . no problem.

    For deleting also simple, just select the object and press the dustbin symbol above as I said beside this copy button. the object gets deleted after a confirmation from u.

    Hope this will solve ur problem.

    with regards,

    Hema SUndara.

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    Dec 26, 2007 at 01:59 PM

    Hi,

    You cannot rename a table, dataelement, domain which are provided by SAP.If you want you create a new object or copy the standard to Z or Y and use it.

    Thanks,

    Sriram Ponna.

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  • Dec 26, 2007 at 11:44 PM

    You cannot rename the standard SAP but you can rename custom table, domain or data element.

    Go to SE80 - choose package of the table, domain or data element. - Drive to the object which you want to rename. right click on it and rename it. Make sure you are not using the same anywhere in dictionary or programs or in any interface. Just use where used list first and rename it if you dont use it anywhere.

    if you are using that any of your program or in any interface, try to copy the object and name it you want - then go to the previous one and use where used list - change the name to the one you just copied then delete the old one.

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  • Dec 26, 2007 at 11:50 PM

    u can rename only the custom tables. after renaming/ renaming the DE make sure to run the database utilities > adjust > execute..

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  • Dec 27, 2007 at 12:25 AM

    Hi Dipankar,

    Whether or not you are able to do it or not. YOu shouldn't renamea data dictionary object if it is standard.

    Regards,

    Ravi Kanth Talagana

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