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
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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