2129576 - Characteristic length can only be increased | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2129576 - Characteristic length can only be increased

Symptom

You get the popup or warning message C1083 as below when you try to decrease the length of certain characteristic in transaction code CT04:

Characteristic length can only be increased
Message no. C1083
Diagnosis
You have reduced the length of characteristic ******. As the characteristic is already in use, this change may lead to inconsistencies in the database.
For this reason, you are only allowed to extend the length of the characteristic.


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Environment

  • SAP ERP Classification (CA)
  • SAP R/3
  • SAP R/3 Enterprise
  • SAP ERP Central Component
  • SAP ERP
  • SAP Enhancement package for SAP ERP
  • SAP Enhancement package for SAP ERP, version for SAP HANA
  • SAP S/4HANA, on-premise
  • SAP S/4HANA, cloud edition

Product

SAP ERP Central Component all versions ; SAP ERP all versions ; SAP R/3 Enterprise all versions ; SAP R/3 all versions ; SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions ; SAP S/4HANA all versions ; SAP enhancement package for SAP ERP all versions ; SAP enhancement package for SAP ERP, version for SAP HANA all versions

Keywords

C1 083, number of chars, decimal places, numeric, warning, character format, CT04, C1083, basic data, decrease, shorten , KBA , CA-CL-CHR , Characteristics , Problem

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