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Table maintenance column header

bolivs22
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Hi how to set text for column header
There is an existing table and i am not allowed to edit the data elements and table fields but i can add new fields
i tried to add new fields and then regenerate using se51 table maintenance after regenerating. the column header is missing and become + but some column header has text because it has table elements

1. my question is it possible to set a text of column header without using screen painter and not creating a data element for that field. because in my screen painter i can't edit the text and the view is something like this(img below).

2. why the column header of some field become + after regenerating?

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Sandra_Rossi
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Concerning the question 1, I think it's best practice to make elements reusable and so it's best to create the data elements.

Concerning the question 2, it becomes + because probably the screen was changed manually, and you have chosen to regenerate the screen, so the manual work was overwritten.

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Sandra_Rossi
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Concerning the question 1, I think it's best practice to make elements reusable and so it's best to create the data elements.

Concerning the question 2, it becomes + because probably the screen was changed manually, and you have chosen to regenerate the screen, so the manual work was overwritten.

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but if the screen column header was manually added the text by the previous user. is there a way to regenerate the table maintenance without overwriting the existing table screen column header and just adding the new field?

I only change this. I am not yet familiar in table maintenance and just saw this in a blog for adding new fields but in the blog i read it didn't said that it will overwrite the header of column



I checked all of this



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Unfortunately, the TMG is very limited. Adding a field means regenerating the dynpro.

I recommend to use the TMG without creating custom code, avoid creating custom events and so on (if possible).

I never managed to think of a good solution when there's custom development needed. There was a blog post about custom tool "CUTE", but I don't know if it's usable and stable.

It's just customizing, so as rule-of-thumb we should not spend money on it.