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regarding QUAN data type

Hi,

iam creating a ztable , with fields LENGTH,BREADTH, HEIGHT. Now my problem is,i have these 3 possibilities in my mind,jus cirrect me and tell me which is the right one..

1. i have created a custom Data Element,with data type NUMC for the above fields.

2.Create a custom Data Element,with data type INT2 for the above fields.

3. Use the standard Data element for these fields (LAENG,BREIT) for which the data type is QUAN, when i tried to use them and activate the table ,i get amessage .... ZPLTMTR-BREADTH (specify reference table AND reference field)...can anybody please explain me how to solve them.

thanks,

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    Posted on Oct 02, 2009 at 09:39 AM

    Hi,

    The correct option is number 3. Your length, bredth and height are only meaningful if they are assigned a unit of measure, and type QUAN will enforce that (hence the error).

    If I ask you to build a box 15 by 10 by 10, you could build 15cm by 10cm by 10cm, but if I meant the box in metres you would have built it too small.

    Your table needs a field for unit of measure (or possibly 3, depending on whether the measurements are always in the same unit). Click on the 'Currency/Quantity fields' tab of your table and enter your unit field name for each QUAN value.

    Regards,

    Nick

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