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2934267 - Dump when assigning a value to an extension field of type DecimalValue


Dump is raised is raised with long error test reading 'Overflow in the operation'

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  • SAP Cloud Application Studio
  • SAP Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

Attempt to save a value to a field of type Decimal value that exceeds 7 digits or exceed 2 digits after the decimal point.


Fields of Type 'Decimal Value' by default are restricted to 7 digits with a limit of 2 decimal places within that.


  1. Annotation will need to placed on the creation of a PDI extension field of type DecimalValue to allow a value greater than the default decimal value restriction.
  2. This annotation cannot be added to the field once it has been deployed - not even through a patch. A new field will need to be created with the annotation.
  3. In the below example, it can be see that the element num_flag is restricted to 7 digits with 2 decimal places by default where CalAmount has annotation added that allows 16 digits with 6 of those as decimal place digits.



Overflow in the operation, Extension Field, dump, SDK, PDI , KBA , AP-RC-BDS-SCR , ByDesign Studio Scripting (ABSL) , Problem


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