SAP ABAP Data Element VIEW_AK (Delivery class of a maintenance view)
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     SDIC (Package) ABAP Dictionary
Basic Data
Data Element VIEW_AK
Short Description Delivery class of a maintenance view  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type CONTFLAG    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 1    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 1    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
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Parameter ID   
Default Component name    
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Del. class 
Medium 18 Delivery class 
Long 20 Delivery class 


The delivery class of a maintenance view is analyzed in the Extended Table Maintenance (SM30). If a maintenance interface is generated for the maintenance view, the following information is analyzed when you input view data with this interface:

  • For maintenance views with delivery class E or G there is a check if the entered data satisfy the namespaces defined in table TRESC for the view.
  • There is a check if the transport connection built into the generated table maitnenance makes sense. For example, there is no transport for maintenance views with delivery classes L and W.

The devliery class of the corresponding base table of the view alone defines how the data entered in a base table of the view is handled when upgrading and when transporting between customer systems.

Last changed by/on SAP  19990505 
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