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2906954 - Formatted Text-type Extension Field Can't Be Added to the OWL


You have a previously created or are trying to create a new Formatted Text-type extension field. Then, You try to add it to the OWL of a Business Object and notice that the field isn't showing up on the Add Field screen.


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Reproducing the Issue


This type of field needs a special control that consumes more space than available in a list cell. Hence, it's not possible to add fields of this type to a table view list or OWL.

For existing users who have added it already, we are recommending to remove such fields from these locations as it could lead to system performance issues.


This is the standard behavior of the system.

If you need this functionality urgently you may contact your implementation manager to help with such request or approach directly the SAP Cloud Service Center.

You can find more details about the services offered by Cloud Service Center. You can contact Cloud Service Center as follows:

  1. If you are a partner: please use or the Partnerfinder
  2. If you are a customer: please use the little blue box “Contact Us” shown on the very right-hand side of SAP Application Development site , choose “Contact Us”, choose “Services”, choose “SAP Custom Development” and complete the page.

Note: The services of the SAP Cloud Service Center will be charged as packaged services based on fixed prices.

An alternative option may be to check the SAP Customer Influencer Site to submit an idea.

See Also


formatted text, extension field, owl, table view, kut field, Rich Text, RTE, custom text field, add field , KBA , AP-RC-UIF-FLX-FRW , UI Adaptation Framework , How To


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