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SAP S/4HANA Cloud Key User Extensibility – Create Custom Business Object – Part 3


Updated: January 17 2019

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Key User Extensibility – Create Custom Business Object – Part 3

Target Audience – Key Users of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Developers

Blog applicability – SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1702, SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1705 and SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1708, S/4HANA Cloud 1805 and onwards

In this part of the blog series, we will now see how to create a simple custom business object step-by-step. We will start from where we left on part 2 of this blog series. If you have directly landed on this blog, please look at the part 1 and part 2 of this series. Please note that you should have the pre-requisites already in place as discussed in the part 1 of this blog series.

Let’s go through the steps and see how to create a custom business object –

Log on to you SAP S/4HANA Cloud system. Once logged in you will arrive at your home page (Fiori Launchpad). Look for the tile ‘Custom Business Objects’. Normally, it should be under the group Extensibility.


Click on the tile and you would arrive inside the application. Inside, you would notice two tabs – Custom Business Objects and Custom Code Lists.

Custom Business Object – We will use this to create a new custom business object

If you recollect in part 2 of this blog series, we have started with an example of the following custom business object. Since we have already created custom code list in the part 2 of this blog series, now let us start with creation of custom business object based on the following table –

Root Node (Supplier) Fields Length / Data Type Custom Code List
Supplier ID 20 / Char No
Supplier First Name 30 / Char No
Supplier Last Name 30 / Char No
Supplier Account Group 4 / Char Yes
Supplier Country 20 /Char No
Sub-Node (Role) Supplier Role 10 / Char Yes
Role Valid From Date No
Role Valid To Date No


Once you are inside the custom business object editor, choose the tab – Custom Business Objects and choose New next to the search box

Once you click on new, provide the name of the custom business object. Note that, other fields – Identifier and Name in Plural will be filled automatically. If you want to change them, you can still do that. Provide the name and click on Create.

Once inside, you have now the choice to choose different options provided by the system and you can choose the relevant checkbox accordingly. Remember we have already discussed about these in part 1 of this blog series. For this blog, we will select all the options.

Next, Click on the tab – Nodes and scroll down to the section – Structure and this is time when we would create the fields for parent node – Supplier. Click on the tab – Fields.

By default you would notice few administrative fields added by the system like – SAP_Description, SAP_CreatedDateTime, SAP_CreatedByUser and SAP_LastChangedByUser. These are created by system on its own and cannot be deleted. These fields will come only if you have chosen the two check boxes – Can be Associated and System Administrative Data.These were added since we selected the checkbox – System Administrative Data in the previous step

Now click on the option – New to add new fields to the CBO.

Next we will add the Supplier Account Group. But for this the type we will choose is ‘Code List’ that we created previously


Now from the properties pane on the right, pick up the code list that you created on the previously in the blog 2 of this series

Supplier Country –

Next click on the tab – Nodes again and we will add a new Sub-Node – Role to the CBO. Click on New to create a new Sub-Node.

Enter the name as Role. The other fields will be populated automatically

Now click the tab – Fields again and in this step we will add the fields for the Sub-Node – Role. Create the new fields one by one.

Supplier Role – Remember this field type is code list that we created in part 2 of this blog series. We will use the same as we want to provide fixed values as F4 to the user for this field.

Enter the field name and choose type as – Code List and then provide the code list from the properties pane from the right side

Similarly add the other fields keeping in mid their types as per table above


Once you are back in the Edit Custom Business Object screen, click on Publish button to publish and activate the new custom business object. At this moment, it will go through certain changes and the system will create certain artifacts in the background which you can see by switching on to the Log tab.

List of artifacts created in the background by the system.

Once published, the text Published in green will appear. As you notice from log, the system created the CDS views, OData and other artifacts automatically in the backend.

This completes the steps on how to create a new custom business object in SAP S/4HANA Cloud system. In the next blog, we will see how maintain the entries for this custom business object by using the generated UI. We will also create a new tile for this application and host it in the users Fiori Launchpad.


Congratulations you have successfully created a new custom business object in SAP S/4HAHA Cloud!

Rohit Khan, S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group



To access the previous blogs, choose the following links

  1. Part 1 – SAP S/4HANA Cloud Key User Extensibility – Introduction to Custom Business Objects – Part 1
  2. Part 2 – SAP S/4HANA Cloud Key User Extensibility – Custom business object – Creating Code List Values – Part 2

To access the next blog – part 4 of this series, choose below link –

Part 4 – SAP S/4HANA Cloud Key User Extensibility – Maintain data in Custom Business Object – Part 4










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