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3077080 - Can't delete extension field; delete all related references and try again; Field deletion not possible; field is used in customer-specific solutions

Symptom

When trying to delete a KUT extension field while on adaptation mode, the below error message prevents the field being deleted:

  • Can't delete extension field; delete all related references and try again; Field deletion not possible; field is used in customer-specific solutions

Environment

  • SAP Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Business ByDesign
  • SAP Cloud Applications Studio 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the related work center and view.
  2. Start Adaptation mode.
  3. Select the field which you want to delete.
  4. Click on Delete button.

Cause

As long as a customer-specific field (KUT extension field) is referenced by an add-on solution from the Cloud Applications Studio, it cannot be deleted anymore.

Resolution

If you want to delete a reference to a customer-specific field in your solution, make sure that you delete it in the script file which uses the field first.

However, in case the field is being referenced by the original solution, deletion is not supported.

You may proceed with one of the suggestions below:

  • Hide the field using the Adaptation mode, so it is not visible to the business users;
  • Delete the CT which adds the field to the screen;
  • Upload the latest patch solution version on top of the original solution.

See Also

Create References to Customer

Keywords

PDI, SDK , KBA , BC-DWB-REP-EXT , Extensibility , AP-RC-UIF-FLX , Page Layout & Key User Configuration , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud Applications Studio all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer add-ins all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer core applications all versions