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How to Change the Field Description

Every Client has its own name for Organization Elements, e.g. a Plant is called Site or Godown.

Thus many times the SAP Feilds Description is not acceptable to Client & they need the SAP Standard Field Description to be remaned.

Say for example in Sales Order Line Item Details Shipping Tab there is a Field for Route. The Description of the Field is Route:

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Now, the Client wants above Feild Description (Route) to read as Route in SAP.

This can be easily done as explained below:

In the Field press F1 & then F9 & note the Data Element of the Field. (In this case the Data Element is ROUTE)

T-Code: CMOD

Select Goto – Text Enhancement – Keywords – Change

System will ask for Data Element & Enter ROUTE here. In the subsequent screen change the Long field label as required :

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Save the data, system will generate Change Request. Please note this change is at Server level i.e. Cross Client & will impact all the Clients in the Server.

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Now, once again start creating a Sales Order & go to Line Item Details – Shipping Tab. The Description of the Field will now be Route in SAP.

Thanks,

Jignesh Mehta

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice doc jignesh, very useful.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank Jignesh. Good to know this

      Author's profile photo Ravi Sankar
      Ravi Sankar

      Very interesting...

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Jignesh,

       

      You explained very well.

      Author's profile photo SP RO
      SP RO

      Jignesh, good job!

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
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      Thank you for the appreciation Jagan. Request you to hit the like & rating buttons.

      Author's profile photo jagan mathew
      jagan mathew

      Good job bro !!!

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
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      Thank you for the appreciation Jagan. Request you to hit the like & rating buttons.

      Author's profile photo BOJJA SIVASANKAR REDDY
      BOJJA SIVASANKAR REDDY

      good job  mehta,  i  request to share new things  , new process

      Author's profile photo BOJJA SIVASANKAR REDDY
      BOJJA SIVASANKAR REDDY

      it is not ratings , it for knowledge

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very Well explained Doc, Thanks for Sharing.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Jignesh Bhai,

       

      its very useful...i use in all my projects ..and i remember when u explained me in 2009

       

      Thanks

      Shri...

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Jignesh,

                              Thanks for providing such docs it is really helpful,kindly share such kind of activities in ur experience.

       

       

      Regards,

      Saradhi.

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you all for the appreciation. I will share more such things.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Jignesh Mehta,

       

       

      Very informative document it will help us in SAP Projects

       

       

      Regards,

      MH

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Jignesh,

      good document, request you to keep posting the new docs to help the forum members.

       

      Thanks

      Aasish.V.S

      Author's profile photo G Lakshmipathi
      G Lakshmipathi

      Interesting tips Jignesh but can you please reconfirm that it is a cross-client setting ?  I have tested in development client and checked in another development client which are all installed under one server but I could see only in one client.

       

      Thanks and keep sharing such tips

      G. Lakshmipathi

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Lakshmipathi,

       

      Thank you for the appreciation.

       

      When I tried in my Development system, it is promting for Workbench Request. I cannot attach screenshot here in this reply.

       

      Thanks,

      Jignesh Mehta

      Author's profile photo G Lakshmipathi
      G Lakshmipathi

      For me, as like normal transport request related to our configuration, system has triggered the request and that is why, I raised the query.

       

      G. Lakshmipathi

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Jiginesh sir .. simply super ,very nice posting and it will helpful to all

      Really we are very thankful to you ...

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very Good and useful tip. Thanks Jignesh. Good work!

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Vittal

      Author's profile photo Srinu S
      Srinu S

      Hi Jignesh,

        

         Excellent document.very well explained

       

      thanks,

      srinu.

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Srinivas.

      Author's profile photo Md. Enayet Hossain
      Md. Enayet Hossain

      Hi Jignesh,

       

      This is very important and useful document. Very good explained.

       

      thanks

       

      Md. Enayet Hossain

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
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      Thank you Enayet

      Author's profile photo Venkateswaran Krishnamurthy
      Venkateswaran Krishnamurthy

      Very useful tip.

       

      Regards,

      Venkat

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Venkateswaran.

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      good info. thanks for sharing

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Jitendra

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks jignesh for sharing this useful doc,Tried with plant(Site). but was not able to see the change.Although it might be a basic question to ask, but need to know the cause your inputs.

       

      While saving this is the message i get.

       

       

      Thanks

      Sukant Chakraborthy.

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Sukant,

       

      The one that you are trying to change is the heading of the plant in Line Item of Sales Order. That may not work.

       

      I will suggest to try Long Field label for DWERK_EXT, which is Delivering Plant at Business Data in Sales Order.

       

      Thanks,

      Jignesh Mehta

      Author's profile photo Rakesh S
      Rakesh S

      Very nicely explained. useful document

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Rakesh

      Author's profile photo Chandan Behera
      Chandan Behera

      Hi,

       

      Jignesh thank Q for shearing your knowledge .but i try above example it did not work in my IDES ECC 6.0.

       

       

      Chandan,

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good Information Jignesh. What would be the impact on upgrade? Would this change be overwritten?

       

      Prasanna

      Author's profile photo Narayana N
      Narayana N

      Dear Jignesh Mehta,

       

      God one thank you.

       

      Regards,

      Narayana N

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
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      Thank you Narayana

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Jignesh,

       

      Very userful document.

       

      Thanks a lot.

       

      Regards,

       

      Haresh Panara

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      Former Member

      Dear Jignesh,

       

      Very useful document.

       

      Thanks a lot.

       

      Regards,

       

      Haresh Panara

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Haresh

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I have made similar changes in the system, for IT1003. When display the same via PP01, its looking fine, but when i try the overview the field name is showing in German.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice article. Simply explained.

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Radheshyam.

      Author's profile photo Hugo Alberto Chavez Gómez
      Hugo Alberto Chavez Gómez

      Wow Genial!!!! very Useful

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Alberto.

      Author's profile photo Janagar Sundaramoorthy
      Janagar Sundaramoorthy

      Hi Jignesh,

      One question w.r.to this , how can i restrict this to particular screen and not for all screen. is there a way to do this. i know we can get access key for screen and change the description , but i dont want to do this.

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Jangar,

       

      If you want to restrict the Field description only for one particular screen, probably technical development is the only way. I would advise you to speak to your ABAPer and he will do the needful.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

           Nice work keep it up sir. Have a nice Evening

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks!

       

      Good to know!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Useful and interesting information !!

      Author's profile photo Parag Pandya
      Parag Pandya

      Jignesh Bhai,

      Very good information.

      I was actually looking for this..!

      Thanks a ton bro..

       

      Warm Regards

      Parag Pandya.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I did the above steps but the changed field labels not reflected in the Transaction VT01N and  VT02N. I dont know what is the issue. Can anyone help me to solve this issue.

      Author's profile photo Jignesh Mehta
      Jignesh Mehta
      Blog Post Author

      Which field did you changed in VT01N?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

       

      Hello Jignesh,

       

      I am trying to change the additional text 1 description in VL01N for the data element VTTK_TEXT1 but it is not reflecting.

      Author's profile photo VINAY REDDY
      VINAY REDDY

      Hi jignesh,

      nice document , but what are the consequences of this change,

      does it going to effect the system during migration,

      regards,
      vinay reddy.

      Author's profile photo Kamlesh Kumar Arya
      Kamlesh Kumar Arya

      Very nice blog.

      Never thought it would be that easy to satisfy the client's need.

      Thanks for sharing.