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2838443 - Cannot change Opportunity Custom Status: "Change is not possible due to existing opportunity data"


You want to change the Life Cycle Status for a Custom Status for Opportunities.


SAP Sales Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration.
  2. Find the Activity Opportunities and open Custom Status.
  3. In an existing Custom Status, edit the Life Cycle Status.

Result: error "Change is not possible due to existing opportunity data".


The Custom Status is already used in an Opportunity.


It is the designed system behaviour that the Lifecycle Status of a Custom Status cannot be changed once it is being used in an Opportunity, to avoid inconsistencies.


custom status, lifecycle status, opportunities , KBA , LOD-CRM-OPP , Opportunity Management , Problem


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