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2904306 - Cannot Create Extension Field of Type Formatted Text in Sales Order Products Section

Symptom

You want to create a formatted text field in the products table of sales order, but this is not possible.

Environment

SAP Cloud for Customer

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Sales workcenter
  2. Go to Sales Order view
  3. Select Show all and find for ABC (ABC represents the id of the sales order)
  4. Open the sales order
  5. Go to Products facet
  6. Select Start Adaptation
  7. Select the products section to add a field here
  8. Select Add Field
  9. Select Create Fields
  10. Select Business context as Sales Quote - Item and Type as Formatted Text
  11. Enter Label value
  12. Select Save and Close

Upon Save and Close, you will see that the field you just created is not available in the list of extension fields

Resolution

This is a system limitation regarding field of type Formatted Text
This type of field needs a special control that consumes more space than available in a list cell. Hence, we do not offer for adding fields of this type when adding fields to a list.
The creation of fields is always object-based and it's not possible to restrict the field types based on context(List, for example) when creating them.
This is the reason why the field that was just created does not appear in the list of available fields to add to the list.

Keywords

Sales Quote, Sales Order, Adaptation, Extension Field, Formatted Text, Item, Products , KBA , formatted text , sales quote , table , section , products , adaptation , LOD-LE-CQP-CO , Lean Sales Orders , AP-RC-UIF-FLX-FRW , UI Adaptation Framework , LOD-LE-CQP , Customer Quote Processing , Problem

Product

SAP Cloud for Customer add-ins all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer core applications all versions