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Product and Topic Expert

You can use the Manage Customer Line Items app and the Manage Supplier Line Items app for all sorts of analyses on customer or supplier line items.
That’s why many fields and columns are displayed when you open the apps. But what if you're missing a field?

Let's take a closer look at the Manage Customer Line Items app. The following standard columns are displayed by default.

Fig. 1: Standard columns shown in the "Manage Customer Line Items" app

And there are many other fields and columns that you can simply select from the Settings dialog box and display in the app.

Fig. 2: "View Settings" dialog box showing additional columns

But what if you need a column or field in the app that is not listed here?
Data source extension could be the answer.

To use this, your key user only has to open the Custom Fields app and choose the plus sign on the Data Source Extension tab to create a data source extension for the Customer Line Items (FAR_CUSTOMER_LINE_ITEMS) data source.

All fields available for this data source are displayed.

In the Available Fields tree, the key user simply has to navigate down to the field that you want to add to the Manage Customer Line Items app.

Fig. 3: Available fields for the "Customer Line Items" data source

Once the key user has selected the field that you want to add, the field information is shown in the Selected Fields section. Here, the key user can even change the field label and tooltip text by selecting the Custom Text checkbox and entering a text of your choice.

Fig. 4: Selected field

Once your key user has published the extension, the new field is available for all users.

Thanks for reading this blog post. I hope you’ve understood how simple it is to add a new field to the Manage Customer Line Items app.
Of course, if you want to add a field to the Manage Supplier Line Items app, your key user simply has to create an extension for the Supplier Line Items (FAP_VENDOR_LINE_ITEMS) data source.

Feel free to leave any comments you may have below.

See also:

App Extensibility: Manage Customer Line Items

App Extensibility: Manage Supplier Line Items