SAP S/4HANA Cloud Key User Extensibility – Custom business object – Creating Code List Values – Part 2
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
In this part of the blog series, we will now see how to create a custom code list for a custom business object and will go through all the steps. 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 code list value –
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.
If not, then it would be under a custom group defined by your administrator. If you are still not able to find it, then use the search bar.
This should bring up the tile, as shown below
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
Custom Code List – This is like creating predefined set of values for the fields in the custom business object. This is akin to providing an F4 to the user for a field on the UI, something like fixed value help.
Let us now think of a custom business object which can be used to store supplier information. This custom business object will have a parent node to store the basic supplier information and a sub-node to store supplier role information. The structure would look like below –
|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|
Let us first start with creating custom code list values for field Supplier Account Group and Supplier Role.
Choose the tab – Custom Code List and click on New
Start with the General Information tab, where you would provide a name to the code list and length.
Click on next tab Code Values and then click on New
Enter some code values for this code list. For example, like below, we have provided 3 code values
In the next tab, you can maintain the Translation for the for the code values. However, this is not mandatory. Just click on New if you want to maintain the translations.
Once this is done, click on button ‘Save and Publish’. This would publish the new code list and would be available for use later during custom business object creation.
The status will be published, if all goes through successfully.
Let us now go ahead and create new custom code list – Supplier Role. In the similar fashion as above, click new and then provide the coded list values.
Once done, Save and Publish to make the changes effective in the system.
Ok this completes the steps required to create custom code list values that we will now use during creation of custom business object in the next blog.
Congratulations you have successfully understood the basics of creating custom code list values in SAP S/4HAHA Cloud!
Rohit Khan, S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group
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