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Author's profile photo Gaurav Loknath Gera

Discontinuing Unlimited Text Data Type with 1905

This blog is in continuation of previously discussed topic around discontinuing the unlimited text data types. You can get a background here that was published in 1811 (November 2018) release.


With solutions created from May 2019 (1905 release), you are no longer allowed to use unlimited text types in the XBO/CBO definitions. For solutions created prior to 1905, the usage of these type of fields would continue, but we recommend that you use the String data type or text data types of limited length in such solutions as well. You can find the data type in the namespace.


With solutions created from May 2019 (1905 release), unlimited text data types will not be available in code completion (CTRL + SPACE) while defining fields or place holders for message definition. If you use these data types in the XBO/CBO, you will get compilation error messages as shown in the following screenshots for different scenarios.

  • Defining a new field in a XBO

  • Defining a new field in a custom node of a XBO

  • Defining a new field in a custom object

  • Defining a message type in XBO or CBO

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      Author's profile photo Jürgen Ravnik
      Jürgen Ravnik

      Dear Gaurav,

      unfortunately, this does also affect the Basic Find option for custom queries.

      New or adapted custom queries since 1905 cannot have a Basic Find option selected, otherwise the Business Object will not compile (i.e. cannot be activated).




      This should not be the case, as this marks Basic Find as unusable.

      Best regards


      Author's profile photo Damien Gilmore
      Damien Gilmore

      Dear Jürgen,

      This has been identified as an issue and a fix is currently in process at SAP to correct this.

      For now the advice is to continue development leaving the basic find check box unchecked.

      Once the fix is released the issue will no longer appear and you can check this box as required for custom queries.

      Best regards



      Author's profile photo Lucho Montalti
      Lucho Montalti

      Hi experts

      How can I copy the value of an internal note that is an unlimited field and then be able to show it in the sales order summary?



      Lucho Montalti