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Screen field char value not possible

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I have a text field in my screen. This field is associated with a table field of type CHAR with lowercase possible.

The problem is that when the user starts the text for example with a ! the field gets erased. If the user writes a normal text it is accepted.

Anyone knows how to prevent this?

Thank you,

Nuno Silva


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Please could you show me the screenshot with example?

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Hi ,

Use data type as string inside of Char it will work but this will full fill your requirement

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Hi ,

For character fields, you can suppress this behavior by setting the 'Without template' attribute for the field.

If you do this, the system does not interpret any characters of the input.

The attribute is located in the Screen Painter (transaction SE51) among the attributes of the relevant field.