IH143 - Display of characteristics switched off; function is not executed

Start a new search

SAP Error Message - Details

  • Message type: E = Error

  • Message class: IH - structuring

  • Message number: 143

  • Message text: Display of characteristics switched off; function is not executed

  • Show details Hide details
  • What causes this issue?

    In list editing for technical objects, you want to choose, manage, or
    change a layout for characteristics. This is not possible because you
    have not switched on the display of characteristics.

    How to fix this error?

    To switch on the display of characteristics, select the relevant
    technical objects in the list and choose <ZK>Settings</> -> <ZK>
    Show/Hide Classification</>.
    If the system finds more than one class for the selected technical
    objects, choose one or more of the classes for displaying the cha
    racteristics. The system displays the characteristics in their own
    columns as defined in the user-specific or standard layout that has been
    By choosing the <ZK>Layout for Characteristics</> pushbutton, you can
    change the current layout, choose a different layout, or choose <ZK>
    Manage layout</> to define a standard layout as the default as well as
    create user-specific layouts.
    If the technical objects you selected in the list do not have any
    classification characteristics, the display of characteristics remains
    switched off.

    Error message extract from SAP system. Copyright SAP SE.


  • What is the cause and solution for SAP error message IH143 - Display of characteristics switched off; function is not executed ?

  • AnswerBot is an artificial intelligence solution provided by tomco.ai.

Sign up and try ERPlingo for free.

Sign up takes 1 minute. 7-day free trial.

Related SAP Error Messages

Click the links below to see the following related messages:

SAP messages fall into 3 different categories: Error messages (message type = E), Warnings (W) or Informational (I) messages.

An error message will prevent you from continuing your work - it is a hard stop and you need to fix the error before you can proceed. A warning message will stop your work, however, you can then bypass the warning by pressing the Enter key on your keyboard. That said, it is still good practice to investigate the cause of the warning message and address it. An information message will not stop your work and is truly just for informational purposes.

Click on this link to search all SAP messages.