2503206 - Extension Field Cannot be Added as OVS

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2503206 - Extension Field Cannot be Added as OVS

Symptom

Customer tried to configure in the UI Designer an extension fields of type "LANGUAGEINDEPENDENT_EXTENDED_Text" as OVS and he get the error message 'No editable Identifier available in the selected area'.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open the .OIF view using the UI Designer
  2. Add the extension field to the view
  3. Go to "Extensibility Explorer"
  4. Click on button "Change ID-Field Configuration"
  5. New pop up will appear with the following error message: 'No editable Identifier available in the selected area'

Cause

This happens because the extension field was configured as type " LANGUAGEINDEPENDENT_EXTENDED_Text", but  this type of extension field cannot be configured as OVS.

Resolution

1. Remove this field from the UI first.
2. Change the field type to ID.
3. Then re-add this field to the UI via clicking 'Add Extension Field to Section Group'
4. Then configure this field as OVS via clicking 'Change ID-field Configuration' in the Extensibility Explorer

Keywords

KBA , SRD-CC , Cross Components , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711