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Extending SAP Fields

Hi all,

please am working on some GL accounts.the field contains 10 characters,but the GL accounts i want to load is 14 characters.

please how do i go about this

1)Do i modify the field length?if yes how?

2)how will field dependencies be handled,if i do modify the field length?will there be consequences?

Breaking it further, txn code FS00,the GL account field contain 10 characters if u check the technical properties.i want to load a set of GL accounts using LSMW which are 14 characters long.

pls how do i go about this?

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    Sep 20, 2010 at 07:12 PM

    You're asking for trouble if you want to extend the GL field.

    Instead upload the data and let SAP assign the GL number.


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  • Sep 20, 2010 at 09:36 PM

    Usually one starts to create accounts manually first, and then asks for a tool to do it en mass.

    If someone would have created an account manually, then he has already have encountered the issue that the length is just 10 and not 14. A mass upload does not make this situation better.

    Ask your finance consultants for support.

    If you are supposed to load accounts from a legacy system, then you need a mapping table old to new account, either in SAP so that you can exchange the account number within your load programm, or you prepare already your source with having the new account numbers

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