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Editing in table maintenance

I created a Z-table via SE11 and added all fields via "Direct Type" rather than via "Data Element". Then I used the Table Maintenance Generator to create table maintenance screens. However, SM30 and SM31 only show plus signs (+) instead of field names. How can I get the field names to appear in table maintenance?

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You can edit the screen from within table maintenance, though you should set the comparison type to "Not Adjustable" since if you regenerate the table maintenance, you'll need to re-edit the screen. The best way is to reference data elements -- an initial coding overhead, but resulting in zero support maintenance.

This was first published in February 2005

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