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1602248 - Error: "Enter a value with no more than 40 characters" While Maintaining the Description in Material


While maintaining the Material Description, it is restricted to 40 characters and you see the below error message. Is it possible to increase the length of the Material Description above 40 characters?

Enter a value with no more than 40 characters


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Product Data or Product Portfolio work center
  2. Select Materials view
  3. Search and highlight the Material
  4. Select Edit button
  5. Maintain the Material Description
  6. Select Save
  7. System throws the mentioned error


It is not possible to have more than 40 characters in the Material Description field.


You can maintain additional information about the Material in the field Details.

  1. Go to Product Data or Product Portfolio work center
  2. Select Materials view
  3. Search and highlight the Material
  4. Select Edit button

Here, in the field Details, you can maintain additional information or Description about the Material.

See Also

Material, Product Portfolio, Product Data, Material Description, 40 characters


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