SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2791893 - .ref file does not show any fields in the productive tenant


You are trying to access a .ref file built on top of your custom solution on your productive tenant. You have created KUT fields which you wish to manipulate in your custom logic, but these are not visible when you access the .ref file via SDK.


  • SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Business ByDesign
  • SAP Cloud Application Studio

Reproducing the Issue

As a pre requisite, you have created a custom solution with a .ref file and extended KUT fields. When trying to access .ref file from Cloud Application Studio, the .ref file itself is empty, therefore no KUT fields can be seen. This is depicted in the below screenshot:




The .ref file on the productive tenant is in lock mode, which is why you are unable to see any fields or values. However this file exists in SAP back-end and is fully active and functional. This is expected behavior within the SDK itself, to prevent any changes which may be done on a productive tenant. This would have resulted in an unwanted inconsistency.


This .ref file can be looked up on the test tenant from which solution was downloaded. You need to go back to the test tenant and open the .ref file there, which should then display all of your KUT fields.

See Also

Create References to Customer


.ref file, ref file empty on productive tenant, .ref file grayed out, extension field missing from .ref file, KUT field missing in Cloud Application Studio , KBA , AP-RC-BDS-EXT , ByDesign Studio Extensibility , Problem


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