SAP ABAP Data Element ELOEK (Deletion indicator in purchasing document)
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   CA-GTF-TS (Application Component) Technical Application Support
     BM (Package) MM Cross-Application Objects
Basic Data
Data Element ELOEK
Short Description Deletion indicator in purchasing document  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type ELOEK    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 1    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 1    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name    
Search Help: Parameters    
Parameter ID   
Default Component name DELETE_IND   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Delet.ind. 
Medium 15 Deletion ind. 
Long 20 Deletion indicator 


Determines whether the item in the purchasing document is deleted or blocked.


You can set the deletion indicator by choosing Edit -> Delete if:

  • You want to cancel an item
  • An item is closed and can be archived

You can set the blocking indicator by selecting the item and then choosing Edit -> Block if you do not want to allow subsequent functions for the item. Note that you must manually remove the indicator as soon as subsequent functions are allowed again.



  • You have entered a purchase order item by mistake. You cancel it by setting the deletion indicator.
  • A purchase order item has been delivered, invoiced, and paid for, and can now be archived. You can set the deletion indicator.


Last changed by/on SAP  19981111 
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