SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2523113 - Increase Character Amount for external code or other fields in MDF Objects

Symptom

  •  Customer wants to increase the external code character amount on an object

Environment

  • BizX Platform 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create MDF object>Go To Configure Object Definition
  2. Create new
  3. In external code field click on details>select a higher value than 128 in maximum length 
  4. Save the changes in the object, you will receive an error 

Cause

  •  This is expected behavior as the maximum character amount can only be 128, this is the maximum limit.  However to overcome this we can increase the limit for the label of that external code value

Resolution

  • To increase the label of that external code value we need to increase the maximum amount
  • Go to Configure Object Definition and search for the object definition GOField kba1.png
  • Select take action 
  • Scroll down for the label field, click details and increase maximum amount to desired amount
  • For this example I increased label value from 255 4to 1000

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Keywords

  • MDF
  • Object Definition
  • Increase Character
  • Extend Character
  • Character extension
  • External code
, KBA , LOD-SF-PLT , Foundational Capabilities & Tools , LOD-SF-FWK-MDF , MDF Framework , Problem

Product

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