SAP Data Element

SAP ELIFN Data Element Vendor Account Number ABAP dictionary fields


ELIFN is a standard DATA Element within the SAP ABAP dictionary and is associated with fields that store Purchasing Document information.

Below is the list of data element attribute values including length, data type, description, domain, search help etc... also check the Contribute section for any additional notes that have been added You could also view this information on your SAP system if you enter the data element ELIFN into the relevant SAP transaction such as SE11 or SE80.

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  • Data Element ELIFN Attributes
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Attributes of SAP Data Element ELIFN


Data element (semantic domain): More details...ELIFN
Activation Status of a Repository Object: More details...Entry activated or generated in this form
Language Key: More details...E
Version of the entry (not used): More details...
Domain name: More details...LIFNR
Short Description of Repository Objects: More details...Vendor Account Number
Length (No. of Characters): More details...
Get/Set parameter ID: More details...LIF
Whenever this data element is referenced by a a screen field the value entered is stored in memory, under this parameter ID.

This means it can be retrieved at any point using the GET PARAMETER ID 'LIF' FIELD MEMORYID. You can also update this value within your ABAP code using the SET PARAMETER ID 'LIF' FIELD ELIFN
Heading: More details...Vendor
Short Field Label: More details...Vendor
Flag for writing change documents: More details...Yes
If set at table level change document history will be recorded for this FIELD and records will be made in tables CDHDR and CDPOS.
Medium Field Label: More details...Vendor
Maximum length of heading: More details...10
Max. length for short field label: More details...10
Long Field Label: More details...Vendor
Max. length for medium field label: More details...15
Max. length for long field label: More details...20
Activation flag: More details...Start of activation or activation successful
Application class for DD objects (not used): More details...ME
Activation type: More details...No classification
Original Language in Repository objects: More details...D
SDIC: Reserve for data elements (not used): More details...
Flag for private DD objects (not used): More details...
Name of a Search Help: More details...KRED_C
Name of a search help parameter: More details...LIFNR
Default name for components using the data element: More details...VENDOR
Data Type in ABAP Dictionary: More details...CHAR
Length (No. of Characters): More details...10
Number of Decimal Places: More details...
Output Length: More details...10
Allow lowercase letters or NOT: More details...No
As this is set to No all text stored within a field associated with domain ELIFN will be converted to uppercase irrespective of case entered by the user.
Field contains negative values: More details...Yes
Basically saves the first position of the field so that a + or -sign can be displayed when output. Only valid for floating point,Quantity, Decimal and Currency data types
Conversion Routine: More details...ALPHA
Converts the field value between the display and internally stored format. The 5 char ID (i.e. ALPHA ) associates this field with the underlying ABAP function modules that perform the conversion.

CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT - Conversion exit ALPHA, external->internal
CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_OUTPUT - Conversion exit ALPHA, internal->external
Domain contains fixed values: More details...No
Value table: More details...LFA1
Category of Dictionary Type: More details...D
Type of Object Referenced: More details...
Not relevant as this field is an Elementary Domain Type rather than a reference type.
DD: Is a generated proxy object: More details...
Force write direction to be LTR: More details...
If this flag is set the field content is always displayed using the left to right writing direction, even if the write direction of the screen/user is right to left. Maybe useful for digit based data such as phone numbers which may be un-readable using RTL direction. See OSS note 1291845
DD: No Filtering of BIDI Formatting Characters: More details...
DD: Flag for Deactivating Input History in Screen Field: More details...

Fields using data element ELIFN within the SAP system

Related Data Elements in SAP

/PLMB/ELIFN - Vendor Account Number
BBPELIFN - Vendor Number
BBPELIFN_PI - Supplier Number
BBP_BAPI_ELIFN - Vendor's account number
BBP_BAPI_ELIFN_PI - Account Number of the Supplier
ELIFN - Vendor Account Number
ELIFN_TREX - Vendors Account Number
LEINT_ELIFN - Account Number of the Vendor
LWMS_ELIFN - Vendor's Account Number
QELIFNQL - Vendor Account Number

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