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Changing the description of the standard SAP fields
Consider the following scenario:
When entering the customer master details, we have the
provision for entering the telephone number with extension, fax and telebox.
Assume that we also need to enter the mobile number of the customer for which
there is no provision. Also assume that we do not use telebox for any of our
customers and want to use that field for entering the mobile number. Though you
can directly enter the mobile number in the field “telebox” , the
description ‘telebox’ always misguides us. See the screenshot below:
This tutorial focuses on changing the field descriptions for
scenarios similar to above.
All the short-descriptions for the fields are retrieved from
the data element level of the corresponding fields. So we need to change the
descriptions at the data-element level.
So our first step is to know the data element used for the
field “Telebox”. Press F1 and then F9 to know the data element. See the
Make a note of the data element.
Now go to transaction CMOD
Click on Goto à Text enhancements à Keywords à
Enter the data element.
Click enter. The following screen would appear:
Now change the descriptions as per the requirement. See the
Click on save.
Now to verify the changes, go to SE11 and enter the table
name ADDR1_DATA. Check the short description for the field EXTENSION2:
Also go to transaction XD01 / XD02 and check the field:
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