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2292221 - Error Message "Activity is Read-Only; Settings Cannot be Changed" While Editing Activity in Business Configuration


In the Business Configuration overview, when you try to edit an activity, system throws the below message:

Settings cannot be changed.
Activity is read only. To edit this activity, add it to your project


  • SAP Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Access the Overview view.
  3. Search for the relevant activity.
  4. Click the Edit or Change Immediately button.
  5. You see the message.


The message is displayed due to one of the below reasons:

  • You do not have an open project (with status Started) on your tenant.
  • The activity in question is not added to any project.


If you do not have an open project on your tenant, please create a change project and add the fine-tuning activity to the change project in order to edit the activity.

To add the activity to an existing change project, you need to follow the below steps:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Access the Implementation Projects work center view.
  3. Select the available project and click Open Activity List.
  4. Show All Activities.
  5. Select the Fine-Tune tab.
  6. Search for the relevant activity.
  7. Click the Add to Project button.


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