EA357 - Field &1: External length &2 less than &3 for appl. data element &4

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SAP Error Message - Details

  • Message type: E = Error

  • Message class: EA - IDoc Basis Messages

  • Message number: 357

  • Message text: Field &1: External length &2 less than &3 for appl. data element &4

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  • What causes this issue?

    The format of field '&v1&' is incorrect.
    For external representation of a field, an ABAP data type is converted
    into a text field . The external text field must have a minimum length
    so that a loss-free transfer is possible between the two fields.
    The data element '&v4&' stated requires '&v3&' character places
    externally. However, only '&v2&' character places are defined in the
    repository structure.

    System Response

    The system issues an error message and will not allow you to continue with this transaction until the error is resolved.

    How to fix this error?

    Please check whether there was a change in a domain or a data element
    and whether the difference determined was caused by this.
    Change the data element used or use another data element, as necessary.
    If processing or application logic demonstrates that no format
    violations arise, no change is required.

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