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how to recreate an existing data element

hii folks.

i have to create a data element as z_baseloc for a particular field of a database user table not the standard tables but when i m creating it its shooting an error that its already defined as a structure or a table.

How can i create the data element.

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    Posted on Jan 26, 2008 at 03:44 PM

    Hello,

    When you try to create data element using SE11, choose the option 'Data type'. In the popup screen, you can choose data element. Then SAP creates only data element. There should not be any name clash with table/structure.

    Thanks,

    Venu

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    Posted on Jan 27, 2008 at 09:47 AM

    Hi Rahul, structure or table name has nothing to do with the data element name.

    Again create a data element in se11, choose the 'data element' radio button and press enter. U will get a new data element 'z_baseloc'.

    Still u find the same problem, then no other way to change the name of the data element and create a new one.

    kindly reward if found helpful.

    cheers,

    hema.

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  • Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 04:35 AM

    Hi Rahul,

    Data Element creation is independent of tables or structures.

    So, u can create a data element in SE11. Select 'Data Type'; in the pop-up select 'Data Element' and create one.

    If it is already existing, then there is no other way to create DE with same name but delete the existing one. 😊

    If helpful, please reward points!

    Regards,

    Vishal.

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