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changes to an AET field in SAP CRM 7.0

Hi all,

I have already generated a custom field using Application Enhancement Tool in SAP CRM 7.0. Its data type is CURR length 13 and decimal places 2. Now as per requirement, I am supposed to increase the length of data type. Is there any way we can achive this?

In AET, I can find a delete button but there is no facility to modify an existing field. Even if there is a way, is this approach recommended? Because, this field is used in many programs. Worst case scenario may be to create a new field as per requirement.

Please advice if anyone encountered this issue before.

Regards,

Naren

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    Posted on Aug 17, 2011 at 04:28 AM

    Hi Naren

    The best way is to copy the generated field and change the field properties by enabling the ENABLE EXPERT MODE. Once the field is generated it is not possible to change the data type .

    Before deleting the unused field, please make sure that field is not used any where (for eample you may used that field in custom view configuration , first you have to delete the field from custom configuration and then delete the unused field

    Thanks & Regards

    Raj

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      Hi Radhika

      changing at domain/dataelement level for generated field will lead to inconsistencies , because the field that is generated through AET has lots of other dependencies . you will get the complete information of AET Generation in transaction AXTSHOW

      Thanks & Regards

      Raj

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    Posted on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Hi Naren,

    Delete & recreate would be the way to go. You can switch on expert mode while creation and enter the same field name as it was before. In that you will be even safer to deal with custom programs.

    Hope it helps.

    Satish

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    Posted on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Hi,

    You can safely delete custom field using AET itself unless you have used( Hard-code ) the field name anywhere in your custom code.

    In order to delete a field, click delete then save and generate deleted field. This will delete the field completely. There are other forums those talk about how to delete field from AET.

    Thanks,

    BJ

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2011 at 09:38 AM

    Hi All,

    Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge.

    Regards,

    Narendra

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