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Increase the length of field ZAUSW.

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Increase the length of field ZAUSW.

Postby lkdsdf » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:23 pm

Hello,

I need to increase the length of field ZAUSW from standard table TEVEN.
That field sould be 11 type numc instead of 8 numc.
What is the best practice ? Is it with an Append structure to the standard table TEVEN? Are there any upgrade issues in the future?
I will also need to modify structure PS0050-ZAUSW.

Thanks.
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Re: Increase the length of field ZAUSW.

Postby Gothmog » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:14 am

Changing the data type of a standard field seems like a bad idea.
It would be a standard modification, and you'd have to find and correct all possible uses of this field.
As similar fields are in all the confirmation tables, I'd say impact could be huge.

Adding another field would seem a better solution - depending on the purpose of this modification.
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Re: Increase the length of field ZAUSW.

Postby lkdsdf » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:46 am

Thank you for the prompt response.

I think adding a field would also be a good solution.

Here is the purpose of my need:
Presently, we use badges in our company and these badges have 7 "numc".
We have a new system using new badges that will be 11 "numc".
The field ZAUSW contains 8 numc and we want to increase the length to 11 numc.

I heard that the standards for America (US Canada) concerning badges are now 11 numc lenght.
I don't know if SAP will provide some Notes for this in the near future.

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Re: Increase the length of field ZAUSW.

Postby lkdsdf » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:03 am

I have another way in doing this by changing the domain.
The domain is ZAUSW 8 numc
I create a new one ZZAUSW 11 numc.
What do you think about this approach?
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Re: Increase the length of field ZAUSW.

Postby Gothmog » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:31 am

Changing the domain would have MUCH larger consequences on all standard confirmations - I'd strongly advise against it.
Just check for the where-use cases of this domain, and the related data elements.
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