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2769855 - Why the Text Fields Created Via PDI are Appearing in a Grey Box in RUII Client?

Symptom

You have added extension fields from SDK solution and in UI the value is appearing in a grey box. This behavior can be observed only in RUI/ Fiori client.

Environment

SAP Cloud Application Studio

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Cloud for Customer

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Login to RUI client of the tenant.
  2. Navigate to the relevant workcenter view.
  3. Find the fields which you have added.
  4. You can see, compared to other fields some field values are displaying in a grey colored text boxes.

Cause

This is because you have selected the property DisplayType as TextEdit in the UI designer of the relevant field.

Resolution

If you don't want the custom field to be displayed in a certain way, you can change the property of the field in the UI Designer as per your requirement. For eg: If you are selecting the DisplayType property of the field as InputField then the grey box will not be appearing.

For the extension fields added from SDK to a standard screen, the display type property cannot be changed from UI Designer, this will be controlled completely based on what is the data type you have defined for the field in the business object declaration.

Keywords

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Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud Applications Studio all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer add-ins all versions