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3153785 - Error : "Type '&' is unknown" when activating new method in app Define Validation Method


In app Define Validation Method, when you click "Save and Activate" button there would be a error message: "Type '&' is unknown". For example :"Type '/1VEC/100FINCSRS005A' is unknown"

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SAP S/4HANA Cloud 

Reproducing the Issue

1.Open app Define Validation Method

2.Check the validation method, click "Save and Activate", error:  "Type '&' is unknown". For example :"Type '/1VEC/100FINCSRS005A' is unknown"


The predefined rules are not activated. For example, the error: "Type '/1VEC/100FINCSRS005A' is unknown" mean related running code of rule S005 is lost so you can not activate the rule. 


1.Open app Define Validation Method

2.Click "Mass Activation" -> Create -> step 2 -> step 3 -> select all checkbox ->Schedule 

3.A new application job was created and you can activate the method in Define Validation Method successfully when the job status is "Finished"


Save and Activate, Define Validation Method, APP ID: F2655, Type "&" is unknown, Validation Method  , KBA , FIN-CS-VE , Validation Engine , Problem


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