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3026436 - 'Syntax error: Unexpected character "~".' in 'Manage Substitution/Validation Rules' App

Symptom

Upon editing and activating a substitution/validation rule in the 'Manage Substitution/Validation Rules' app (ID F4406), you encounter the error message 'Syntax error: Unexpected character "~".'

Environment

S/4HANA Cloud

Cause

This error may be caused by a precondition/target field being taken from an outdated datasource

Resolution

Given this instance is caused by an outdated datasource, refresh the datasource by removing and re-selecting each precondition/target field from the list of available fields

Keywords

syntax, error, manage, substitution, validation, rule, rules, ~, unexpected, character, F4406 , KBA , FI-SL-VSR , Validation, Substitution and Rules , How To

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions