SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2992710 - Unable to decrease the length of a published custom field - Custom Fields and Logic

Symptom

  • Unable to decrease the length of a published custom field
  • Pop-up error is seen on saving with the following messages:
    • Field cannot be saved. Correct invalid entries first.
    • Field length must not be decreased. 

Environment

  • S/4HANA Cloud
  • Custom Fields and Logic app

Cause

This is a documented limitation.

Resolution

  • The field length cannot be decreased once a field is published.
  • As stated in the documentation "When you publish a field with a certain length, you cannot decrease the field length later on."

See Also

help.sap.com - Creating Custom Fields

Keywords

decrease reduce limit shrink 255 custom field length change smaller lower number size , KBA , BC-SRV-APS-EXT-FLD , Custom Fields , Problem

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2011