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3283676 - Unable to update/edit existing codelist description from SDK


You are trying to edit the description of existing codelist and it is not reflected even after saving (save and activate) from SDK


SAP Cloud for Customer

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Cloud Application Studio

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Login to the Studio (SDK)
  2. Open the affected solution
  3. Open the .codelist file and make a change into the description of any value and save
  4. When closing and opening the file again, the changes are not reflected from SDK


The .codelist file should be dirty(.codelist*) in order for the SDK to recognize the changes.


  1. Login to SDK
  2. Open affetced solution
  3. Open .codelist file
  4. Check out content
  5. Change the description of value as per your requirement
  6. Click on any other field so that there appears an * sign next to the .codelist tab name on top which means that the file is dirty
  7. Save and Activate

See Also

Kindly refer to KBA  3093697 - Unable to delete or update a .codelist entry for other usecases related to this scenario.


PDI .codelist, SDK, Desciption, Values not saved , KBA , AP-RC-BDS-BC , ByDesign Studio Business Configuration , Problem


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