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conv_exit_field_too_short

Hi guys,

Im getting an error while running the program. We are using this for years now, and recently we encountered error as "output field too short for converted value".

The current ABAP program had to be terminated because the ABAP processor detected an internal system error. The current ABAP program "SAPLALFA" had to be terminated because the ABAP processor detected and invalid system state.

When calling the conversion routine ALPHA the specified target field was too short.

The termination occured in the ABAP program "SAPLALFA" in "CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT".

The main program was ZFIR_WTAX2307.

The termination occurred in line 10 of the source code of the program "LALFAU01" of the source code of program "LALFAU01" (when calling the editor 100).

What does this mean? Please help me...

Thanks.

Below is the error analysis...

Runtime Error CONV_EXIT_FIELD_TOO_SHORT

Date and Time 06/18/2010 11:29:30

ShrtText

Output field too short for converted value.

What happened?

The current ABAP program had to be terminated because the

ABAP processor detected an internal system error.

The current ABAP program "SAPLALFA" had to be terminated because the ABAP

processor discovered an invalid system state.

What can you do?

Make a note of the actions and input which caused the error.

To resolve the problem, contact your SAP system administrator.

You can use transaction ST22 (ABAP Dump Analysis) to view and administer

termination messages, especially those beyond their normal deletion

date.

Error analysis

When calling the conversion routine ALPHA, the specified

target field was too short.

How to correct the error

You may able to find an interim solution to the problem

in the SAP note system. If you have access to the note system yourself,

use the following search criteria:

-


"CONV_EXIT_FIELD_TOO_SHORT" C

"SAPLALFA" or "LALFAU01"

"CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT"

-


If you cannot solve the problem yourself and you wish to send

an error message to SAP, include the following documents:

1. A printout of the problem description (short dump)

To obtain this, select in the current display "System->List->

Save->Local File (unconverted)".

2. A suitable printout of the system log

To obtain this, call the system log through transaction SM21.

Limit the time interval to 10 minutes before and 5 minutes

after the short dump. In the display, then select the function

"System->List->Save->Local File (unconverted)".

3. If the programs are your own programs or modified SAP programs,

supply the source code.

To do this, select the Editor function "Further Utilities->

Upload/Download->Download".

4. Details regarding the conditions under which the error occurred

or which actions and input led to the error.

Information on where terminated

The termination occurred in the ABAP program "SAPLALFA" in

"CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT".

The main program was "ZFIR_WTAX2307 ".

The termination occurred in line 10 of the source code of the (Include)

program "LALFAU01"

of the source code of program "LALFAU01" (when calling the editor 100).

Edited by: Carol Corpus on Jun 18, 2010 7:08 AM

Edited by: Carol Corpus on Jun 18, 2010 7:13 AM

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    Posted on Mar 31, 2011 at 08:28 AM

    Check with ur ABAPer, It should happend because of field length.... If u have define a new fields in ur program then check the length of this field, because output field length is to short to store coverted value through function module CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT.

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    • Dear Carol,

      I think the solution is the reply from Dhiraj . Please check the length of the fields in the calling program.

      Dear DSC,

      What support pack level are you on?

      Perhaps the following notes could help:

      673286 RFBIBL00: Short dump CONV_EXIT_FIELD_TOO_SHORT w/matchcode

      617437 Transaction VC05: Dump CONV_EXIT_FIELD_TOO_SHORT

      642392 Short dump for document parking or RFBIBL00

      I hope this information has helped.

      Best regards,

      Ian Kehoe

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    Posted on Mar 31, 2011 at 08:06 AM

    Dear Carol,

    Have you got the solution of this problem.

    I am also getting same problem. If you solved it. Please also help me.

    DSC

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    Posted on May 04, 2011 at 08:44 PM

    We encountered this same error today. The problem wasn't that the output field was too short though that may have been a side effect. The actual problem was that the input to CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT was invalid.

    I've pasted the relevant portion of the short dump we received below which I believe shows the input to and output from CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT. The invalid value is "TESTACCTMGR".

    No. 9 Ty. FUNCTION

    Name CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT

    INPUT

    TESTACCTMGR

    0000000000000000

    0000000000000000

    5455444544522222

    45341334D7200000

    OUTPUT

    0000000000

    0000000000

    2222222222

    0000000000

    Edited by: Patrick Sterling on May 4, 2011 10:56 PM

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