SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2792571 - Change Type of a Custom Field

Symptom

How can the type of a Custom Field be changed

Environment

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Custom Fields and Logic App

Resolution

  • Once a field is created/published you can not change its type any longer
  • Changing a field type is an incompatible change and would force a table conversion and could lead to data loss or corruption
  • As a workaround, if the field in question has never been transported, the field could be deleted and recreated with the correct type

Keywords

Change, field type, custom field, cloud, text, code list, codelist, association, business object , KBA , BC-SRV-APS-EXT-FLD , Custom Fields , How To

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions