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2792571 - Change Type of a Custom Field


How can the type of a Custom Field be changed


SAP S/4HANA Cloud Custom Fields and Logic App


  • 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


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