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3391251 - Unable to Active Business Object


Activation of custom Object Fails with errors Character is not Expected


SAP Cloud for Customer core applications

SAP Cloud Application Studio

Reproducing the Issue

  • Go to Cloud Application Studio
  • Open Solution YABCXXXXX_ 
  • Open the respective respective Business Object
  • Activate errors appears  bo Character '' is not expected


The error pops up because there seems to be an additional invalid character at the beginning of the BODL. 


User can copy the entire BODL from the Cloud Application Studio to an external editor (like Notepad++ or VS Code) and then check if an unrecognized character is present at the beginning of the BODL.

If this is present, please request to remove this character, paste the BODL back to the Cloud Application Studio and then re-activate the BO. The BO activation should then go fine.


Activation error; bo Character '' is not expected; , KBA , AP-RC-BDS-BO , ByDesign Studio BO definition/generation , Problem


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