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2477435 - BCO Returns Only Codes in UI Field Instead of Description

Symptom

You will observe that the field created by Business Confgurable CodeLists in SDK displays the value as Code instead of Description.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Login to UI.
  2. Navigate to the screen where the field is configured.
  3. You will see the values are displaying as codes as shown in the above screenshot.

Cause

While defining the BCO, you have used the Field type as Attribute instead of Description.

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Resolution

You should choose the Field Type as Description if you want the description text to display in the UI.

Note: In maintenance mode change of code list data type is not allowed. You can create a new BCO type but you cannot change the datatype for an existing extension field. 

Keywords

KBA , LOD-CRM-IND-UTL , Utilities , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer all versions